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Huawei’s 2021 flagships may use MediaTek Dimensity Chips

A rumor has surfaced, noting that Huawei will be using 5nm processors for its flagship devices in 2021. However, these will not be Kirin chips.

• Kirin 990 5G • Huawei'S 2021 Flagships May Use Mediatek Dimensity Chips

Last month, Trump’s administration banned companies from supplying components to Huawei if it was made using US technology.

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• Mediatek Dimensity 1 • Huawei'S 2021 Flagships May Use Mediatek Dimensity Chips

As such, TSMC, SMIC, and other chip manufacturers are banned from supplying chips to Huawei. The US Government has, however, given Huawei a 120-day grace period before the ruling takes effect; hence TSMC can still provide chips to HiSilicon until September 15. Given the ruling, Huawei is forced to find a third party chip manufacturer for its 2021 flagship devices.

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Since TSMC and SMIC are technically banned from supplying to Huawei, this leaves MediaTek and even Samsung as the only chip vendors left to provide Huawei’s chips.

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