Huawei is out, and 5G Kirin chips are finally used up
Huawei is out, and 5G Kirin chips are finally used up: As we all know, in the past few years of being sanctioned by the US imperialist ban, Huawei’s product strength has been greatly reduced.
The reason is that there is still a lack of 5G and Kirin chip blessings, and there is no way for the gods to come.
But you may not know that before the ban came into effect, Huawei had entrusted TSMC to work overtime to produce a large number of Kirin 9000 chips.
Based on this, even if new Kirin chips cannot be produced later, the Kirin 9000 processor can still be used on the P50 series and the folding screen XS series. This also barely allowed Huawei to secretly continue a wave of life.
Huawei is out, 5G Kirin chips
According to the latest news, after two years of consumption, the current status of Kirin chips is not very optimistic.
Recently, Counterpoint Research, a world-renowned research institution, announced the global smartphone AP (application processor) market in the third quarter.
From the data point of view, MediaTek ranks first, with a share of 35%, but it has declined compared to 38% in the previous quarter. In second place is Qualcomm, whose share rose to 31 percent from 29 percent in the previous quarter.
Apple, Ziguang Zhanrui, and Samsung followed closely behind, with market shares of 16%, 10%, and 7% respectively.
The last place is Huawei HiSilicon.
It can be seen from the figure that in the second quarter of 2021, Huawei HiSilicon still had a 3% share, and then fell all the way. Read More:- Xiaomi 12GB+256GB+5160mAh, $203 dropped in five months after release
It will fall to 1% in the first quarter of 2022, 0.4% in the second quarter, and almost 0 in the third quarter.
This data confirms that the 10 million inventory of Huawei’s Kirin mobile phone chips has been completely exhausted.
The Kirin chips at the bottom of Songshan Lake have finally been dug out.
It has to be said that Kirin chips persisted for two years before their market share returned to zero, which is not easy.
At the end of last month, Huawei Mate X2 was taken off the shelves at both Huawei and JD.com. The sudden coolness of the first-generation magic phone is very puzzling.
At that time, many netizens speculated that perhaps the inventory of Kirin chips had been exhausted.
However, just after the Mate X2 was removed from the shelves, Huawei immediately launched the Mate X2 official flip.
The price of this official flip phone is 17,499 yuan, which is only 500 yuan cheaper than the listing price of 17,999 yuan at that time.
Two years after its release, the official refurbished phone is still so expensive, which makes many netizens call it insincere.
Suffering the same fate as this, there is also Huawei’s first official refurbishment Mate 40 Pro.
Also as an official refurbishment, the price reduction of Mate 40 Pro is more “stingy” than Mate X2.
The 8GB+256GB version of the Mate 40 Pro is priced at 6699 yuan, which is only 300 yuan cheaper than the 2020 release price (6999 yuan).
Now it seems that although these two official flip phones are indeed very expensive, they all have one thing in common, that is, they are equipped with the out-of-print Kirin 9000 5G chip. Read More:- Smartwatch purchase guide: Budget $14 to $287 these four treasure watches are worth buying!
After all, rare things are valuable, this is an eternal truth.
In the context of Kirin’s market share falling to zero, it is really rare to be able to buy a device equipped with the Kirin 9000 5G chip.
It is not difficult to understand that it can be sold at such an expensive price.
At present, except for official refurbished phones, Huawei mobile phones on the market use Qualcomm’s customized version of 4G chips.
This makes Huawei, which was originally the first echelon, now position itself very awkwardly.
If Huawei wants to return to the king, 5G Kirin chips are essential.
But judging from the current situation, the difficulty is still too high.
Relying on the US emperor to lift the ban is tantamount to seeking skin from a tiger, which is very unrealistic.
It is also very difficult to rely on the domestic supply chain to rise and reach the point where it can wrestle with Qualcomm.
It is foreseeable that in the next period, Huawei’s flagship phones will still only be equipped with Qualcomm 4G chips.
I have to say that Qilin’s exit is a pity.
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Guo students sincerely hope that one day Huawei will be able to break through technical barriers and no longer be controlled by others.
I hope that at that time, the Kirin chip can be continued and lead Huawei mobile phones back to the top.
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