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Leak says ‘HiSilicon Kirin chips will return next year’ but Huawei denies




It has been two years, since Huawei stopped printing new Kirin new chipsets but recently, a leak spread over Weibo that Huawei will meet next year with Kirin’s return. However, the Chinese tech maker has now come up to clarify the matter.

Huawei confirmed to Chinese media that the report of Kirin returning next year is not true and the company will have no other words to say about this matter.

A Weibo tipster claimed that an internal HiSilicon engineer has leaked that the progress of chip research and development is going smoothly and the company is ready to produce the chipset, while final approval is still awaited.

This is quite an alluring piece of text for enthusiasts but there’s no source to confirm, as Huawei has now denied it as well.

Huawei Ban:

In 2019, Huawei was banned by the U.S. under Entity List, which blocks the company from printing new chipsets from TSMC chip manufacturers. Therefore, the company had to give up on the new Kirin chip and move on to third-party sources such as Qualcomm.

Over the past two years, Huawei saved a big stock of Kirin 9000, the last flaghip mobile processor from HiSilicon but it has already come to an end.

As of now, Huawei has released various Kirin processors including Kirin 9000, Kirin 9000E, Kirin 990 5G, Kirin 990, Kirin 980, Kirin 970, Kirin 960, Kirin 950, Kirin 930, Kirin 920, Kirin 910 is the flagship series. Kirin 985, Kirin 820, Kirin 810, Kirin 710, Kirin 650, and Kirin 620 are mid-to-high-end series.

Huawei Mate 60:

A report also suggests that the Huawei Mate 60 series may launch with a new chipset, which could be from Kirin. Still, nothing is officially confirmed at the moment.

If we look back at Huawei’s journey with Kirin, it was quite successful, remarkable, and inventive in all aspects. As there are various technologies and chip designing experiences Huawei has gained over the past year.

Speaking of which, if you want to know more about past Kirin chipsets, please check the article linked below.

Checkout Huawei Kirin chipsets technology progress

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.