According to industry experts, Huawei is puzzled by the issue of reducing dependence on third-party mobile processors. This conclusion was given by the data on the plans of the Chinese manufacturer for the production of new smartphones. Judging by them, in the near future most of the company's devices will be equipped with Kirin chips.
The published report indicates that in the second half of 2019, 60% of Huawei smartphones will be built on the Kirin platform. This is 20% higher than the same period in 2018 when only 40% of the brand's devices worked on their own processors. According to the results of the first half of 2019, this figure was 45%.
In absolute terms, 60% of Huawei devices means about 150 million smartphones with planned annual shipments of 270 million units. Kirin processors are equipped with, as a rule, the company's top smartphones, but for budget and middle-class devices, Huawei is forced to install a chip from MediaTek and Qualcomm.
One of the most promising chips for independence Huawei recognized recently introduced chipset Kirin 810, made by the 7-nanometer process. It is positioned as a processor for smartphones of the middle and flagship classes. Now the company has to solve the issue with the release of its own solution for low-cost smartphones.