Even though the US Government had placed an embargo on Huawei, the company continues to excel in it’s product line-up as it was announced that the company toppled Samsung to be number one largest smartphone manufacturer back in April of 2020. But the latest is that the company’s flagship, the Mate 40 series which will be powered by a 5nm Kirin 1000 chipset is set to be release by October despite the current situation which the company is currently finding itself in. Although the release date of Huawei Mate 40 is nothing but a report and nothing is just official yet and constant stringent might further hurt the release but that’s the worst.
Earlier on, we posted a leak of what to expect of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro which is said to be powered by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) Kirin 1000 SoC as the Chinese SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) is ill equipped with latest technologies to meet the goal of the Mate 40 series.
But the current sanction on TSMC is a serious issue with Huawei which tipped the company would hope the 5nm Kirin 1000 chipset be delivered right on time before the sanction gets activated by September. In fact this news has be confirmed to be true by a prominent blogger on Weibo whose name is Moile Chip Expert.
Moile Chipe Expert stated that Huawei will have access to all the required 5nm and 10nm mobile chips along with 16nm and 28nm TWS chips by mid-September which tipped the Huawei Mate 40 release date to be certain as the company would have gotten all the chipsets ready to power the smartphones later on during the phase of manufacturing.
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He also goes on saying that Mate 40 series will be launched in October and Huawei will have supplies for about 8 million units in Q4 2020. This goes against the previous report on the delay in flagship smartphone production.
With that said, Huawei might be able to pull off the 2020 production if this report is true but who knows what lies ahead of the company in coming years as the company hopes to build it’s own ecosystem and further strengthen it’s ties with it’s local market where it’s currently thriving despite the weakened global economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.