Now that Honor has become a competitor to Huawei, will the company be able to work with Qualcomm’s chipsets? Is that also possible with the latest Snapdragon 888? Here’s what Qualcomm has to say about it.
Honor Snapdragon 888 processor
Huawei has sold Honor to a Chinese holding of companies from Shenzhen. The intention is to give the old subsidiary brand and its employees a chance to escape sanctions from the United States. These have been limiting Huawei for some time when it comes to the use of American technology.
Yesterday, Chinese media (in Chinese) asked Qualcomm whether the new, independent brand can now do business with the chipmaker: “Qualcomm is very happy that this new player has entered the market. It provides more choice in the market and consumers will like it, ”said Qualcomm president Christiano Amon. “I also like the vitality of the Chinese smartphone market and I hope we can see more good products from Honor Snapdragon 888 processor. At the moment everything has only just begun and we will certainly enter into discussions. ”
The Honor 20 was the last flagship to hit the market with us last year
The Chinese company would normally release the Honor V40 this year, but that launch has been postponed to January 2021. Honor would have decided not to use Huawei’s Kirin 9000 processor, but according to rumors, the brand would instead opt for the Density 1000 processor from MediaTek. Although Honor may later unpack with the Snapdragon 888 for, for example, the Honor 40 series.
When it comes to Huawei, Amon is clear: “Of course we want to do business with Huawei when it comes to high-end 5G manufacturers, but that can only happen after approval.” So, it seems very likely that the Honor sale is leading to new opportunities for Honor. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei recently also called on Honor employees to fully compete with Huawei.
The Honor 20 was the last top device of the brand that we have seen in the Netherlands. We are curious when the first phone from the post-Huawei era will appear on the market here.