Huawei is increasing the share of third-party mobile application processors (APs) for its current and upcoming smartphones. Meanwhile, the company is reducing the use of in-house Kirin chipsets made by the semiconductor division, HiSilicon, reports DigiTimes.
In the face of U.S. challenges, Huawei has to source its APs from multiple chipmakers and it’s also necessary to maintain its product competitiveness, stable supply, and profitability. Therefore, the Chinese smartphone maker is likely to add 1-2 vendors to its supply chain for smartphone APs.
The Taiwan-based MediaTek has already become a 5G processor supplier for Huawei and the company may also reach Qualcomm for a potential deal of 5G chipsets if it can obtain a business license from the U.S. government.
Huawei is currently using 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G SoCs in its Enjoy and Honor smartphones and may also start purchasing high-end MediaTek 5G APs in the second half of 2020 and 2021.
Since 2019, Huawei has been using its HiSilicon Balong 5G modems alongside and embedded in the Kirin chipsets such as Kirin 990, Kirin 820, and Kirin 985.
This new move considered due to the ongoing business restrictions from the U.S. government, Huawei cannot purchase U.S. companies or manufacture chipset from TSMC.
Next year, Huawei may also switch from Kirin to a third-party processor for its flagship devices starting with Huawei P50 series but there’s not much of the information available on this matter.
Huawei and Oniro OS announced to jointly build the future IoT ecosystem
Huawei, Oniro OS, SFScon, and NOI Techpark jointly declared to build an ecosystem for future IoT devices. However, Oniro is the project of the Eclipse Foundation. In October 2021, based on the OpenHarmony project, the Eclipse foundation launched Oniro OS, a smart, transparent, vendor-neutral, and independent operating system for the next generation of distributed systems.
The Oniro project is aimed at daily necessities, such as smart TVs, air conditioners, kitchen appliances, smart speakers, and other household devices. South Tyrol is a real technology field and has a wealth of incubators and companies.
Talking about the companies, Huawei and NOI Techpark has been cooperating with each other for a long time. This is a kind of cooperation that has allowed both parties to join the Eclipse Foundation working group Oniro. Oniro reflects the 360° open-source model solves the problems of the Internet of Things (IoT) world.
“The new goal is to make the collaboration between different brands, different invoices, and different models of equipment truly effective,” said Davide Ricci
About Davide Ricci:
Davide Ricci is Director of Huawei Open Source Technology Center (OSTC), a technical expert, and the speaker of the latest SFScon, South Tyrol Free Software Conference held at the Bolzano Innovation Center.
To achieve the aim the IoT devices need to communicate with each other and to begin with strong artificial intelligence means providing the end-users with one. To date, the main problem is that each company that markets these products does not communicate with competitors’ technology, but with different licenses, agreements, and technical baselines, private or non-open source.
Oniro-Ricci explained that the goal is to precisely create compatibility so that companies and multinational companies sit around an open-source table, which is fair and elite, and an equally equal technology can give those who want equal opportunities to the community Contribute to development.
The project is managed by the Eclipse Foundation, which officially released the Oniro project on October 26, 2021, for community adoption. While talking about open source, it is necessary to look at rules and precise rules to ensure the neutrality of the project and the proper conduct of activities.
From this assumption, we can derive the powerful experience of the NOI Technology Park: “Collaboration and Display Techpark Focus Intellectual Property Management Policy-Rich said thanks to the creation of a real manifesto (software material list-SBOM) explaining the basis of open source license management, components, and subcomponents Oniro”.
So far, the Oniro working group has 5 active members, and its goal is to involve others, especially to use NOI Techpark’s strategic role in the Austria-German environment to spread a cross-device ecosystem view and be completely open, transparent, and safe.
Security issues are another factor that is strongly felt within Oniro and part of the long-term debate about the future of technology.
“Everything must pass through the cloud today, but also because of the monetization of data. But. This has caused the fragmentation and unfairness of the Internet of Things because it believes that collaboration between devices can only be achieved through the cloud, without considering the powerful perspective provided by Edge,” said Huawei expert
This project has so many resources and the problem now is to understand and let people understand what are the potential advantages of such an open-source project. Those who participate in similar forms run by the Eclipse Foundation are safe and their investments are protected by a neutral entity.
Therefore, even in the same project, competitors can coexist, which makes the company feel protected. This is undoubtedly a slower development process compared to work done independently by a single supplier, but it is more stable over time. “The success of the Oniro project depends on how many active partners decide to participate. Their number will determine how many devices will be launched in the next few years.
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.
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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.