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Kirin SoC shortage may force Huawei to use Qualcomm chips for P50 Series

The long awaited Huawei P50 series is almost here but there seems to be a problem. According to new report, Huawei is facing shortage of Kirin SoC’s and this will affect the production of the Huawei P50 series smartphones.

Huawei has a limited supply of the Kirin 9000 SoC due to the US trade ban. And the number of available Kirin SoC available is not enough for all the Huawei P50 units. So, Qualcomm chipsets are the next obvious options.

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The major problem is, the number of Kirin 9000 chipsets that Huawei can produce is limited. And the numbers they currently have in-stock is not enough to produce the number of intended unit of the P50 series.

But, using chipsets from Qualcomm will come at a cost for the Chinese tech giants. This means some of the Huawei P50 series won’t support 5G. The current trade ban restrict the company from using 5G tech.

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With this development, the Vanilla P50 series might use the 4G version of the Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is expected the Huawei will launch these phones in early or mid-August.

However, the Huawei P50 Pro model will launch equipped with the Kirin 9000 chip with support for 5G. Experts are predicting that by December, the company will have shortage of Kirin SoC which will then force their hands to turn to using Snapdragon chips.

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There is no news regarding the P50 Pro+ model for now. But the Global chipset shortage is affecting the production of smartphones. It has affected Samsung and now, it’s the turn of Huawei.


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