02 July 2020
Huawei's woes related to the United States government are not looking to end anytime soon and if anything, they are appearing to get worse. The trade ban on the company has already been extended to another year which means no Google apps and services on its devices for now. Additionally, authorities have introduced a new rule that makes it harder for Huawei to use processors that are a direct product of U.S. software and technologies.
A new report has emerged claiming that Huawei's subsidiary Honor has started considering MediaTek processors as a replacement for HiSilicon Kirin chipsets. The latter processors are from Huawei and can be seen in smartphones released by Huawei as well as Honor. The most recently released Honor X10 also features the chipset but if the report is correct, it could be the last Honor phone with Kirin processor for the time being.
MediaTek processors are widely used in smartphones from different brands around the world. The company has also collaborated with Huawei and Honor but that has been restricted to IoT products. If a deal is penned between the two brands, it will be the first time we will see an Honor phone featuring a MediaTek processor.
The deal is further said to cover 5G smartphones which means MediaTek Dimensity lineup of 5G processors will also be seen. We will keep you updated as further reports will surface or any official announcement will be made.