Huawei Mate 60 Pro
This week, the Mate 60 Pro was covertly released in China by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The Mate 60 Pro initially appears to be just another Chinese phone with some of the newest technology. But when you look at the spec sheet, things start to get interesting. Details concerning the device’s processor and network support are noticeably missing from the published spec sheet, leaving consumers and industry observers concerned about the device’s true capabilities. Numerous local reviewers asserted that the phone was capable of 5G speeds.
The lack of such essential information has led to conjecture on the connectivity capabilities of the device. Huawei may have chosen to withhold the facts for one of two reasons. Radio Free Mobile speculates that the removal of information may be an effort to conceal the phone’s lack of 5G capability. In order to produce a competitive device, it has been hypothesized that Huawei may have turned to domestic semiconductor resources, maybe from China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), given the sanctions and constraints the business was subject to. These semiconductor firms use an outdated chip architecture, which has an influence on performance and battery life.
The second option is that Huawei has procured a 5G chipset for its phone but is holding off on disclosing the specifics at this time. If so, Huawei has succeeded in getting over US sanctions that prevented any well-known US chipmaker from giving the Chinese brand chipsets.
The Mate 60 Pro’s use of a Kirin 9000s chip has been verified by some Chinese outlets like Huawei Central, but the modem situation is still up in the air.
The debut of the Mate 60 Pro is significant in view of the recent difficulties Huawei has had due to US regulations. A significant development for China and Huawei is the possibility of chipset self-sufficiency for smartphones. If this is the case, Huawei has overcome geopolitical obstacles by creating its own 5G chipset supply chain. It might also imply that Huawei will not ultimately benefit from US sanctions on it. The true effects of the launch of the Mate 60 Pro might go far beyond merely smartphones.