Huawei’s flagship smartphone to skip annual update as Kirin chips run out

Jun 18, 2021 7:59 am

Huawei Technologies Co will not update its high-end Mate smartphone series this year as the company remains hobbled by US trade sanctions, marking the first time since the brand was introduced in 2013 that it will not get an annual refresh, according to local media.

Huawei had been expected to launch a new 5G Mate smartphone in September, powered by the a new generation of Huawei’s own Kirin chip, but that plan has been abandoned, according to a report by LatePost on Wednesday.


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