03 December 2020
Huawei is reportedly planning to launch its upcoming P50-series in the first half of 2021. A report coming from the Korean-based outlet The Elec further adds that the P50 phone will use Kirin 9000 processor.
The report cites people with “direct knowledge” of the matter and also points out that LG and Samsung may supply OLED panels for the new flagship.
Previously, Huawei reportedly suggested that the Mate 40 would be its last Kirin-powered flagship phone but if we go by the newest report, this is not the case. Huawei’s upcoming series is still speculated to come powered by the in-house chipset. It is believed that Huawei might be using the remaining Kirin 9000 chipsets that it had stockpiled in the past. So, this way it will not rely on other chipset makers.
The Kirin 9000 chipset that the company launched just last month is based on a 5nm process. It is actually the world’s first 5nm processor to come with an integrated 5G modem. It is an octa-core processor and supports LPDDR 5 and LPDDR 4X RAM options. It boasts of 30% more transistors than Apple’s 5nm A14 used in the iPhone 12 series.
Two weeks back it was reported that Qualcomm has bagged the required license from the US government to work with Huawei. This indicated Huawei might start using Snapdragon processors once again and the P50-series could be the first to get it.
Huawei unveiled the Mate 40 series last month only and it is too early to get any insights on what’s coming next. So, let’s just wait.