Report: Huawei Mate 40 series will launch in October as scheduled

The latest tip from a blogger on Weibo suggests that Mate 40 series powered by 5nm chip will launch in October as scheduled despite the current situation.

Huawei is in the news every other day since the US government extended the ban for another year, in addition to curbing its chipset supplies from TSMC. This resulted in the rise of multiple reports with new information every week. The latest tip from a blogger on Weibo suggests that Mate 40 series powered by 5nm chip will launch in October as scheduled despite the current situation.

Huawei is known to design its own chipsets for its devices, however, they are manufactured by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) as the homegrown SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) does not have access to latest technologies.

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Hence, the US government’s new sanction on TSMC is a major blow to Huawei. But it does not go live until September. Therefore, an earlier report said that the new 5nm Kirin 1000 chipset will be delivered on time.

Now, a well-known blogger on Weibo going by the name of Moile Chip Expert further confirms it. He says, as scheduled, Huawei will have access to all the required 5nm and 10nm mobile chips along with 16nm and 28nm TWS chips by mid-September.

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.

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Anyway, if this info happens to be true, then Huawei is on track, at least for 2020. But beyond that, who knows what happens next.

4 Comments

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