Everyone is already aware of the terrible situation in which Huawei found herself. A thriving company with a huge fan base and great smartphones is now forced to find a way to survive by picking up components for its devices bit by bit after new restrictions by the United States. Of course, the restrictions can be circumvented, but few people want to do it. You can also simply undo them. Locally, for one or two companies, but it can be done. That is why almost all former partners Huawei have sent a request to the US government for permission to work with Huawei. Among other things, the American manufacturer of processors and other chips Qualcomm , known to everyone for its Snapdragon, did it. You can guess that this particular company is most likely to receive a permit to work with Huawei. The most important thing is that Huawei don't mind.
Huawei has little choice. Something needs to be decided
Sanctions against Huawei
Huawei has withstood many blows to its business. Even being banned from working with Google didn't really hurt her. But a much bigger problem for her was the ban on the purchase of electronic components that have at least some relation to the United States.
Because of this, the chip division was the first to suffer. This turn of events means the upcoming Mate 40 series will be the last flagship line Huawei with top-end Kirin processors – at least for now. Perhaps Huawei will somehow be able to start producing chips entirely on their own, but this is not solved in six months. It takes years of work and billions of dollars. While she urgently needs to come up with who can buy the chips, and the solution may be closer than we thought.
We already wrote that Qualcomm has requested permission from the US government to cooperate with Huawei. The company argued that otherwise Huawei it will still find where to buy chips, and Qualcomm will lose $ 8 billion on this.
Such cooperation is quite possible.
One would think that Huawei would refuse such “help” from the camp of the enemy, but at the moment it is not in her interests. Therefore, one of the chairmen Huawei Guo Ping told Reuters that the Chinese brand is ready to use Qualcomm chips in its smartphones if the American firm receives the green light.
We hope the US government can rethink its policies and if the US government allows it, we are still willing to buy products from US companies, Guo added, according to a news feed.
Smartphone Huawei with Snapdragon
Unsurprisingly, Huawei is open to use Qualcomm chips as a rival chipmaker – MediaTek – is also deprived of the ability to supply components due to recent sanctions (although the company has also applied for a license) . As a result, the choice Huawei is severely limited at best.
If such chips are in smartphones Huawei, buyers will lose almost nothing.
However, this will not be the first time we will see Qualcomm silicon in phones Huawei, as the company has previously offered phones with Snapdragon processors. Some of the more prominent devices Huawei in this regard include the original Nova series, Nexus 6P, and the 2019 Y7 series.
Huawei P50 on Snapdragon
However, it is highly likely that Huawei will use Snapdragon chips in their flagship phones if Qualcomm gets approval from the US government and MediaTek doesn't get approval in time. So if you've ever dreamed of a Huawei P series phone based on a flagship chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon, it definitely seems possible. Especially in the current situation, when Huawei, and Qualcomm, and even the US government, such cooperation is beneficial.
The transition to American chips is beneficial Huawei from another point of view. If it agrees (legally, not verbally) to use American equipment and pay the American company money, this could open the way to mitigate the situation. That is, the US government may slightly change its approach to Huawei and even gradually begin to remove restrictions. For the United States, this is a way to make Huawei more dependent, and for the Chinese company itself, it is an opportunity to take a break, again start selling its smartphones to the whole world and, possibly, prepare a “alternate airfield” for further autonomous development.
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What will happen to Huawei
One thing is clear for sure. We don't want to lose such a strong player in the world of smartphones and other consumer electronics, and Huawei and American companies are primarily business representatives. They strive to make money and do it any way. Naturally, they will seize on any opportunity for cooperation, if it is beneficial. Therefore, we will wait a little, but if permission is granted, it is unlikely that this will take very long.