Huawei is seeking to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and MediaTek chips by adopting more self-developed Kirin processors as per hardware suppliers for Huawei, reported by DigiTimes. As per the data revealed by Huawei, about 60% of Huawei devices use their own Kirin processors, which is expected to exceed in the second half of 2019.
For comparison, in the second half of 2018, less than 40% of Huawei’s mobile phones used the Kirin processor, and in the first half of 2019, about 45% of Huawei’s mobile phones used the self-developed Kirin processor. Therefore, in the second half of 2019, it is expected that more than 150 million Huawei mobile phones will be equipped with Kirin processors, and 270 million Huawei mobile phones will be shipped in 2019.
Furthermore, Huawei has been working on high-end mobile processors for a long time, but most of its low-end and mid-range devices still use Qualcomm and MediaTek processors. However, the recently released 7nm Kirin 810 is a change in the direction of Huawei’s R&D processor. This also indicates that in addition to still focusing on the development of high-end mobile processors, Huawei will invest more money in low-end mobile processors.