Huawei said on Twitter that it will release its Mate 40 series on October 22. This may be its last phone with a Kirin chip-at least for the foreseeable future. This is because to continued economic pressure from the United States.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit. He said at a meeting on August 7 that “this year may be the last generation of Huawei Kirin high-end chips.”
The United States accused Huawei of building backdoors in network infrastructure, ostensibly to help China The government conducts espionage. Huawei denied the Trump administration’s spying accusations.
However, the Trump administration included Huawei and its 114 branches in its entity list in May 2019. It means that U.S. companies cannot sell technology to the company without the explicit approval of the U.S. government.
This also means that Google has prohibited from doing business with Huawei, preventing Huawei from obtaining an Android license. They also prohibiting Google apps from contacting Huawei devices. In May of this year, the US Department of Commerce issued a revised export regulation to prevent semiconductor shipments to Huawei.
The export rules prevent foreign semiconductor manufacturers that use US software and technology in their operations from shipping their products to Huawei. Unless they first obtain a license from the US.
According to reports, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, suspended orders for Huawei’s HiSilicon semiconductor division in May following the promulgation of new regulations in the United States.
There is no news on when the Mate 40 device will be delivered to customers. But there are rumors that Huawei will launch Mate 40 and Mate 40 Pro versions. The Mate 40 Pro is expected to have a 6.7-inch screen, while the Mate 40 has a 6.5-inch screen.