Reports suggest that Huawei has started to prepare for the next P-series smartphone, Huawei P50 that is scheduled to launch in the first half of 2021.
According to TheElec, the Huawei P50 series will launch with OLED displays, supplied by Samsung Display and LG Display, and already started the panel production.
The source also predicts that the Huawei P50 series will also use the 5nm Kirin 9000 processor. Aside from P50, the report also mentioned that currently, there’s no confirmation regarding the production of the Mate 50 series.
Previous information reveals that Huawei has short supplies of the flagship, Kirin 9000 series and it wants to save for flagship smartphones. Furthermore, some other sources speculate that the company may get a processor from Qualcomm for the P50 devices but there’s no certain evidence since it has only obtained a license to sell 4G mobile chipsets to Huawei.
Price of Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 30 5G devices increasing continuedly: Report
Huawei launched its latest flagships, the P50 series phones on July 29 with a bunch of flagship-grade features. The major highlight of these smartphones includes their high-end camera capabilities. Even the P50 Pro has ranked on top by DXOMARK for its camera performance.
After getting all the high-end features, the P50 models are still left behind in the smartphone market due to the lack of the one most demanded feature – 5G. As usual, the U.S. sanctions became a hurdle for Huawei for not having 5G access in its latest flagship.
Huawei P50 series is greatly being appreciated by the consumers but the lack of 5G is currently a major concern for some people. On the other hand, people are looking for 5G Huawei smartphones instead of going for 4G P50. Therefore, the demand for old Huawei Mate 40 and Mate 30 series 5G variants is continuously increasing.
This rise in demand leads to further increase in their pricing, reports the second-hand market platforms and several digital bloggers.
Last year’s Huawei Mate 40 5G has recorded the highest price hike in the second-hand market. Compared to its price of 6363 yuan in July end, which increased by 323 yuan compared to what was at the beginning of June.
Whereas, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G also gained 293 yuan in its price at the end of July compared to the beginning of June. And the current price of this handset in the second-hand market is around 4093 yuan.
Why do Huawei phones lack 5G support?
This is the most asked question by Huawei users, why do its latest flagship lack 5G connectivity? Huawei’s Consumer Business CEO, Yu Changdong said that its new flagships lack 5G because of the US sanction.
Moving on, the actual reason for not providing 5G support is due to the lack of 5G core components of the 5G radio frequency chip. The United States occupies both Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW), which plays a vital role in 5G. Read more.
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Huawei P50 series uses 5G Kirin 9000 as 4G, and it could all because of missing RF components
Huawei’s Consumer Business CEO Yu Chengdong stated that the exclusion of 5G in its new devices is because of the four rounds of US sanctions. Therefore, the Chinese tech maker was forced to use the 5G Kirin 9000 only in 4G mode.
While he didn’t mention the actual reason, why the 5G is unavailable for the consumers. According to the info, a recent analysis by Security Times China disclosed that the actual reason for Huawei’s P50 4G could be the lack of core components including the 5G radio frequency (RF) chip.
The P50 models come in two SoC variants – Kirin 9000 and Snapdragon 888. The last year’s Mate 40 series was launched with the same Kirin 9000 with an embedded 5G modem. So, the biggest question for the consumers arises, why Huawei cannot use 5G access with the same processor.
The actual possible reason why 5G couldn’t make it to Huawei P50
Let’s understand in detail, the core 5G components uses radiofrequency waves. These wave devices are categorized into two different types – Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) and Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW).
Among them, the OEMs prefer to use BAW, which provides performance and efficient in-network data transmission.
The recent data shows that the BAW market was almost captured by the United States’ Broadcom (Broadcom, AVAGO) with 87% of the total share. While the other US semiconductor company, Qorvo has an 8% market share.
Whereas the SAW is monopolized by both United States and Japan. The 2018 SAW filter market reports show that the Japanese manufacturer Murata has nearly half of the market share and TDK has 21%.
As a result, the United States has control over the core filter in the 5G radio frequency chip. And since, Huawei is under U.S. sanctions the company cannot access RF components required to enable 5G in its latest flagship.
What Huawei got for the future if not 5G on its smartphones?
The necessity of 5G will gradually increase over time and the other OEMs will provide this service at a relatively less price. Whereas Huawei, which lacks the essential 5G components won’t be able to cope up with the market only until it developers its own components.
Here’s everything about old Huawei phone memory upgrade plan
Recently, Huawei launched the Huawei smartphone memory upgrade plan for the older device in order to resolve the memory management on low-memory devices. This plan offers three storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB covering almost years old devices such as Mate 9 and P10 with the Krinn 960 SoC.
The main purpose of the company behind this hardware upgrade plan is to grant a little longer life to these devices and let the user cherished their moments with the phones for a long time. The devices not only upgrade their storage capacity but also prepares smartphones for HarmonyOS upgrade.
Coming to the memory upgrade plan, it’ll cover both Huawei and Honor devices with an upgrade cycle of 10 – 15 days. Besides, Huawei also providing the Huawei Mate 30 smartphone as a backup device to keep their data safe. The series which are decided for this hardware upgrade plan are mentioned below with their corresponding replacement campaign.
- Huawei Mate and P Series – from July 2021
- Huawei Nova and Enjoy Series – from August to September 2021
- Honor Smartphones – from October to December 2021
By the spring, devices selected from these series can enjoy the memory upgrade by walking in the offline stores, where the company staff can provide them needed help. Furthermore, users can also consider the suggestions from the mini-program repaired service app. (Check Full Device List Here)
However, one thing to note that the upgrade plan is currently only available in China and may expand for global users but it’s not confirmed at the moment.
Memory Upgrade Cost:
Users can upgrade three device capacities including 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB at the discounted price that is charged on the basis of storage after the upgrade. Among all the memory options the 256GB seems to fit for all kinds of usage and is suitable for hardware compatibility as well. Below you can check the cost for memory upgrade-
- Starting with 369 Yuan for 128GB of memory
- Starting with 529 Yuan for 256GB of memory
- Starting with 999 Yuan for 512GB of memory
Below you can check the detailed pricing of each model along with their memory variants.
Somehow this campaign will prove to be a great help in the establishment of the HarmonyOS as it only relies on the company smartphone for the moment. Besides, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced that HarmonyOS has been installed on over 40 million devices showing the steady development of the operating system.
However, the smartphone chip shortage is still a problem in the smartphone industry and with Huawei’s current situation it only gets worst. The rise in the self-sufficient semiconductor chain is the only hope for the company to shine again.
(Source – MyDrivers)