New report reveals that Qualcomm will launch a new cheap version of the Snapdragon 888 (SM 8350) processor, code-named SM8325. Compared to the Snapdragon 888, the new version of Snapdragon doesn’t come with an integrated 5G modem and only has 4G network supports, which directly indicates that the chipmaker likely to keep this new version at 4G.
According to Winfuture.de, an early sample suggests that SM8450 is being tested with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS storage.
Leica in Snapdragon:
the chipset also has a camera module internally mentioned as “Leica1”, which suggests that Qualcomm could be collaborating with the German camera specialist.
On the other hand, we also want to remind you that Leica has been doing business with Huawei since 2016 and continues to improve the level of smartphone photography with new flagship smartphones and imaging systems.
Is it prepared for Huawei:
According to the previous information, Huawei is currently serving U.S sanctions and cannot purchase U.S.-made technology since May 2019.
Later in 2020, this ban was further strengthened by the U.S. and restricted Huawei from developing its Kirin chipset. At the same time, the company was also restricted from purchasing third-party components.
Especially, the high-end Kirin 9000 processors went under production in the middle of the last year and after September 15, 2020, TSMC had stopped producing new Kirin chips.
The report also suggested that Huawei has about 8 million units of Kirin 9000 chip. These chips are used in the Huawei Mate 40, Mate X, and P50 smartphones, which may empty Huawei’s current chip stash.
Even its predecessor, Kirin 990 may also not have remained in the stock because the company has now introduced a new Huawei P40 4G version with the Kirin 990 processor.
Speaking 4G, Qualcomm had received permission from the U.S. Department of Commerce to supply mobile phone chips to Huawei, it can only supply 4G mobile chips and not 5G.
Therefore, if Huawei’s flagship smartphone wants to continue to maintain a certain shipment volume, it’ll be good to continue its cooperation with the U.S. chipmaker and sell more devices.
Currently, Qualcomm only has a 5G flagship processor but if a chipmaker launches a brand new processor, then it should be able to sell to Huawei.
With this theory, Huawei can continue to launch a flagship phone’s 5G version Kirin 9000 and 4G version with Snapdragon processor and a reduced price tag. To a certain extend, Huawei still has a big share in the high-end market.
Although most of the companies started launching full 5G phones, there is still a lot of 4G users, and the coverage of 5G is still far less compared to its predecessor. On the other side, 5G coverage in the global market is still lesser than Chinese. So, the company still launches 4G phones in the crowd, not to mention the price will be much cheaper than the 5G version.
For instance, Huawei P40 4G launched at 3988 yuan with 128GB + 8GB memory, which is costs 1000 yuan cheaper than the 5G version with 8GB+128GB storage.
It’s also expected that Huawei Mate 50 and next year’s P60 could use this processor. However, there’s more to know on this matter.
China Mobile and Huawei to launch China’s first 5G indoor positioning trial commercial project
A few days ago, Huawei and China have announced China’s first 5G indoor positioning trial commercial project successfully at Huawei’s Tuanbowa plant in China. This system is based on the “5G indoor positioning technology” and it can simultaneously meet the needs of 5G communication + precise positioning, and conduct the dual use of one network.
The previous report reveals that the latest Huawei and China mobile 5G project was implemented in Dongguan Huawei’s Tuanbowa plant, and 90% of the positioning results achieved precise positioning within a range of 1-3 meters, which will promote the improvement of plant logistics efficiency.
Huawei’s Tuanbowa 5G indoor positioning is a 4.9GHz 5G network deployment by China Mobile Guangdong and Huawei. The integrated positioning platform provided by China Mobile Shanghai Industrial Research Institute is the first commercial trial to achieve an indoor accurate positioning project.
Previously, Suzhou Mobile and Huawei conducted a 5G indoor positioning capability verification in the Suzhou Metro. With the hidden deployment of the base station pRRU, it achieved a positioning accuracy of 3 to 5 meters in 90% of the subway platform and hall area. It is a 5G indoor positioning function and the first live network verification in the world.
(via – ithome)
Huawei Mate V foldable phone to launch on December 23
It was previously reported that Huawei is planning to launch a new foldable phone this month. Therefore, a new input has emerged that shows that this new foldable phone, allegedly called Mate V will launch on December 23, 2021.
According to a well-known Weibo tipster, Huawei will launch the next foldable phone – Mate V clamshell-style smartphone on December 23 along with a new smartwatch – Watch D with blood pressure measurement feature support.
Furthermore, the tipster revealed that Huawei has a new Watch Fit mini sports series, smart screen (smart TV), MateBook, MatePad paper, Bluetooth glasses as well as other smart products that will make their way to the upcoming launch event.
Huawei consumer business group CEO, Yu Chengdong has been out of action from the last two launch events of Huawei but it’s likely that Yu will join this upcoming Huawei launch showcase that will host a bunch of new products.
It’s also revealed that Yu will announce, the first HaronyOS powered smart SUV CERES AITO car on December 23, equipped with HarmonyOS car. Yu Chengdong said Huawei has 30 years in communications applications, ICT field accumulated core technology to help AITO build a mid-size luxury SUV, the car will be the first equipped with the latest Huawei obscurity intelligent cockpit for a smart user experience.
Huawei Mate V:
Huawei Mate V has a flip-style foldable design, the trademark and design patent of this phone has been spotted on various inspection authorities around the globe. To be mentioned Huawei has long been preparing to launch this phone alongside the Huawei Mate X2.
According to our previous report, this clamshell phone comes with a full view display that folds inward and features a notch on the head. There are function keys on the left and the right side consist volume and power buttons. Meanwhile, the bottom side features ports and speaker grills for the input.
The rear design shows us a camera bump that is large and placed vertical camera system featuring different lense. The right side of the lens shows sensors for different aspects of photography.
Chinese smartphone makers are naive to think that Huawei market share is vacated for them: Honor CEO
Huawei‘s former subsidiary – Honor has released the Honor 60 series smartphones. However, Honor CEO, Zhao Ming has announced that Chinese smartphone makers should not be naive that the market vacated by Huawei will only be divided into them. This is quite a bold statement that has been made by the smartphone maker’s chief and showcases the reality of the market that has players such as Apple with a very strong presence.
Last November, Honor became an independent smartphone maker and its market fell to 3 percent after its breakup with Huawei. After regaining supply chain access, Honor has reached the top three Chinese smartphone makers in the third quarter and gained 17 percent of the total market share.
Since Huawei has lost a big chunk of the Chinese smartphone market share, more and more smartphone makers are looking to take advantage of this situation and quickly gather the market share.
However, Apple’s market share and its performance remain strong in the country, and in October, most of the Chinese smartphone sellers have shown that the iPhone 13 has topped every rating.
Regarding this, Zhao said that it’s very naive and naive to think that the market left by Huawei has vacated to be divided into several domestic brands. On the other hand, the market will never tolerate this kind of naiveness.
The Honor chief said that the company will continue to innovate and will launch new high-end flagship devices aiming at surpassing the strongest competitors.
(Source – Sohu)