For the first time, the flagship Huawei will receive a single-chip system from another manufacturer
One of the Chinese insiders shared interesting news on the Weibo social network. Alas, neither confirming nor disproving his words is possible, but the data is very interesting.
Huawei P50 may get MediaTek platform
So, as the informant writes, the Huawei P50 will be released in March next year – as expected. The development of smartphones of the line is on schedule, along with high-quality cameras, they will receive a new platform, made according to the 5 nm process technology. But it will not be Kirin’s own SoC, but a third-party solution. What kind of developer is behind this decision – one can only guess, however, given the close relationship between Huawei and MediaTek (the companies became closer after the next round of US sanctions that prohibit the production of Kirin single-chip systems on equipment with American technology), we can assume that the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro will be the first flagships of the company on the new top-end SoC MediaTek – it will be produced according to the 5 nm manufacturing process. According to rumors, the platform will be called Dimensity 2000.
Logically, the Huawei P50 and P50 Pro should have been built on the 5-nanometer Kirin 1020 platform, which is already being produced by TSMC, but until September 14 – the date the US ban comes into force – it will obviously not be possible to produce it in an amount sufficient for the line Mate 40, and for the P50 series. Therefore, for P50, an alternative option in the person of Dimensity 2000 can be chosen.