According to the latest global smartphone chipset report shared by Strategy Analytics, the smartphone processor market has been recorded a year-on-year increase of 21% for the first quarter of 2021.
The market revenue reached 6.8 billion US dollars but Huawei‘s chip designing subsidiary – HiSilicon shows 88% of the decline in the shipment units in comparison with the same quarter of the last year.
Speculation on this matter is being made that Huawei will lay off its employees in the face of the current decline but Huawei has refuted these rumors.
According to Nikkei Asia, Senior Vice President and Director of the Huawei Board, Catherine Chen stated that HiSilicon is still working on the semiconductor technology and researching new chips. She also said, there is no plan to reshuffle or remove the staff or project, even if HiSilicon doesn’t make new chips.
Elaborating this, she informed that the HiSiliocn division has about 7,000 apprentices by the end of 2020, and it’s a financial challenge for Huawei to keep them as a part of the company. However, as an independent company, Huawei isn’t stirred by the current hurdles.
Moreover, she also announced that Huawei has decided to keep HiSilicon and will move forwards with continued researchers and development. Catherin expects that one day, HiSilicon will make a breakthrough and get its position back in the semiconductor world.
Talking about HiSilicon, it’s a semiconductors company, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huawei. It provides its services related to smart vision, smart IoT, display interactions, mobile SoCs, data centers, and optical transceivers.
After the U.S. sanctions, Huawei is blacklisted and refrained from accessing the U.S. based technologies including the permission to print new chipsets designed by HiSilicon.
Previously, the rotating chairman of the company, Eric Xu also announced during 2021 HAS that Huawei’s chip designing department, HiSilicon, is not contributing to the company’s earnings. (Read Here)
The only aim of the division is to research new technologies and the company will support them as long as the conditions will be in Huawei’s favor.
Huawei P50 Series launch event preview, here’s what to expect
However, the Huawei P50 lineup will not be the only device that will make its debut at the Huawei Flagship Product Launch Conference. Because there’s a full batch of devices that will also join the Huawei P50 series launch party.
So, let’s preview and explore what we can expect from the Huawei P50 series launch event.
Huawei P50 series:
First, let’s come to the main spotlight of the event, Huawei P50. This lineup consists of three models:
- Huawei P50
- Huawei p50 Pro
- Huawei P50 Pro Plus
All three devices are planned and developed to provide a new user experience but the camera section is also ready to surpass all of its predecessors throughout the entire P series segment.
Aside from Kirin chipset, Huawei will also be using a 4G Qualcomm Snapdragon processor on the Huawei P50 series.
Furthermore, Huawei has installed some of the newest camera technologies to the Huawei P50 trio and will bring it in front of the viewers.
What else in the Huawei P50 series launch event? Let’s Check.
Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker:
Huawei Sound X Smart Speaker is coming with new HarmonyOS 2 operating system support and a few design tweaks over the previous Huawei Sound X device.
On July 29, Huawei will unveil two new smart screen smart TVs that include the first mini LED smart TV. The second one is the first time ever – 98-inch giant smart TV. both of these smart devices will come with better sound quality and are pre-packed with HarmonyOS 2.
Huawei Band 6 Pro:
Huawei has already launched the Huawei Band 6 and at the launch event, Huawei Band 6 Pro is likely to make its way to the announcement list. However, we’ll be excited to see what improvement its brings over the non-pro version.
New Children Tablet:
Huawei has confirmed that a new children’s touchscreen tablet product is coming for the children and it’ll be the first children’s product that is powered by the HM OS.
New HarmonyOS Features:
Stepping aside, Huawei will also be bringing some of the newest software features for the HarmonyOS 2, which will empower the Huawei P50 series and increase the user experience.
To be mentioned, Huawei may also make some of the important announcements on its services as well as current global products.
Huawei Forum goes under maintenance from July 26 to August 9
During this time, Huawei Club’s PC, APP, and WAP versions will not be available or we can say remain closed in order to enhance the user experience.
On this subject, Huawei posted an apology for the inconvenience caused to you during the upgrade and maintenance period that reads “Thank you Pollens for your continued understanding and support of the Huawei Club!”
Last month, due to HarmonyOS 2.0 upgrade, a large number of users continue using the Huawei Club, which increases the sudden traffic on the server. For server widening the Huawei kept the forum under maintenance from 22:30 on June 3 to 20:00 on June 5.
HarmonyOS 2.0 progress:
In the latest chapter of HarmonyOS 2.0, Huawei started dispatching the stable HarmonyOS 2.0 updates for eligible devices launched in China in the different phases.
HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with a fresh users interface and a bunch of new features to provide a next-level user experience. The features include smart home, smart office, HarmonyOS fonts, super device, app guard, and more.
(Source | Weibo)
Huawei P50 series launch invitations rolling
Huawei has shared four new invitation posters for the consumers on Weibo that reads “Huawei invites you to the flagship new product launch event”. The event will start at 7:30 PM at China time.
These new Huawei P50 launch invitations show different themes and anticipate different types of features that will be revealed on the launch stage.
Huawei Flagship Product launch Conference:
On July 29, Huawei will not only unveil its latest flagship phone but also a number of different devices including the following:
- New Smart Screen
- Sound X Speaker
- New Huawei Band 6
- New Children’s Watch
Aside from these, Huawei may also make several other important announcements for the consumers.
(Source – Weibo)