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The Huawei P60 series could be Snapdragon 898-powered phones

The new P50 Pro. (Source: Huawei)
The new P50 Pro. (Source: Huawei)
The flagship Huawei P50 series launched with options powered by the much lesser-spotted 4G/LTE-only version of the Snapdragon 888 processor. Now, a prominent leaker indicates that the OEM might secure an agreement with Qualcomm to release direct successors for these phones.

Huawei normally releases premium phones with its own Kirin flagship SoCs. However, anyone following the OEM's various trials and tribulations over the last few years may have concluded that these custom chipsets are fast running out, perhaps permanently.

Fortunately for the recently-launched P50 series, Huawei was able to obtain a supply of the Snapdragon 888 platform to bolster its unit numbers, alongside Kirin 9000-powered SKUs.

However, those Qualcomm processors came with the compromise of being 4G/LTE-only, whereas nearly every other device on the market with the silicon is 5G. Now, there is a suggestion that Huawei will be able to repeat this trick in 2022, albeit with the identical caveat.

The eminent tipster Digital Chat Station now claims that the Snapdragon 898 will also be offered in 4G form, and that Huawei might thus be able to pick it up for P50 or Mate 40 successors. Furthermore, the leaker asserts that the OEM acquired the Snapdragon 778G, an SoC designed for premium mid-rangers, along with its modified 888s.

Digital Chat Station did not specify whether this order of chipsets is similarly shorn of 5G capability or not. Nevertheless, either version of the 778G might make a convincing match for something like a new generation of the Nova series. These new rumors might indicate that this is just the way things are going to go for Huawei for the foreseeable future.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09- 4 (Update: 2021-09- 4)