Tech War: Huawei Sets September 25 For New Product Launch But Remains Tightlipped On Mate 60 Pro Smartphone Chip

Tech War: Huawei Sets September 25 For New Product Launch But Remains Tightlipped On Mate 60 Pro Smartphone Chip

US-backed Huawei Technologies said on Thursday that a new product launch event is planned for the end of the month, raising hopes that the company will shed light on its latest Mate 60 Pro 5G smartphone and the mysterious chip in its interior that is the subject of intense speculation. .

In a poster posted on its social media accounts, the Shenzhen-based company said it will launch "many new products" at its fall launch event on September 25, without specifying whether the products are related to the Mate 60 Pro . which is installed. . . Will be sold at the end of August without problems.

This launch coincides with the second anniversary of the return of Meng Wanzhou, president of Huawei and daughter of the company's founder, Ren Zhengfei, who returned to China in 2021 after nearly three years under house arrest in Canada.

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Meng's release, which resulted from an agreement to delay prosecution with the US Justice Department over accusations that he tricked banks into violating sanctions against Iran, was seen domestically as a diplomatic victory for China. His arrival on the red carpet at Shenzhen International Airport was broadcast live on state television.

Huawei is now back in the spotlight, as its Mate 60 Pro was hailed by Chinese state media as proof that the country can achieve a breakthrough in chip technology despite tough US sanctions.

In a wave of patriotic fervor, the company has increased its smartphone shipment plan for the second half of 2023 by 20%, according to a report by Chinese newspaper Securities Daily.

However, as Chinese consumers rush to buy new phones, Huawei has remained tight-lipped about the origin and capabilities of the processors in its new smartphones, which third-party tests show can reach 5G download speeds.

TechInsights, a Canadian chip intelligence company, has identified China's largest Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) foundry as the manufacturer of the Kirin 9000s chip in the Mate 60 Pro, based on a teardown analysis. Neither SMIC nor Huawei commented on the matter.

A customer holds the latest Huawei Mate 60 smartphone at a Huawei store in Beijing. EPA-EFE alt=A customer holds the latest Huawei Mate 60 smartphone in a Huawei store in Beijing. EPA-EFE>

Last week, the US Commerce Department said it was working to learn more about the "hot" 7pm processor.

Huawei regularly holds product launches every fall. Last September, the company launched the Mate 50 series of smartphones, among other smartphones, which support 4G but not 5G.

Shipments of the Mate 50 series in China reached 1.8 million units within four months of its launch, well below the Mate 40 series' 2.6 million units and 7.5 million units of the Mate 30 series that shipped during same period shipped by Huawei. investigation. Company "Contrapunkt".

Huawei is expected to ship up to 4 million units of the Mate 60 series in the first four months after launch, according to a recent note from a Counterpoint analyst.

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