Huawei, the Chinese tech company plans to manufacture 5G Smartphones in its backyard. The company will utilize its own technology for the development.
The company has focused more on investing in manufacturing chipsets in order to compete with other big players like the US. This move Huawei can bring a change in its multibillion-dollar annual components bill and help prevent it against possible supply disruptions if US-China trade war is strained.
According to Huawei, the proposed 5G smartphone will be a foldable one and will be unveiled in February this year at an event called Mobile World Congress in Spain. The event is the industry’s biggest annual event.
The chipset of the smartphone will be the company’s own Kirin 980 chipset and Balong 5000 modem. The Kirin 980 chipset was released in August 2018 and it is as good as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor.
As per reports, the company registered a sale of more than 50 percent in the smartphones and among other consumer products in 2018. The sales of consumer units topped with $52 billion.
During mid-2018, the company took over Apple to become the No.2 smartphone after Samsung in the whole world. Huawei used Qualcomm chipsets in its high-end 4G smartphones. Apart from that, it has manufactured chips for various mobile devices and servers. Currently, Samsung and Apple manufacture their own chips.
The company will aim to maintain their position in the smartphone market amid the US-China trade war.