Huawei is immersed in a great problem to make its mobile division survive, at least in the West. As we have seen in previous chapters of the battle with the United States, the Chinese firm has serious problems developing its Kirin processors, which makes it look for alternatives in other semiconductor manufacturers. As the company seeks a solution in the Chinese industry apart from US companies, we see how MediaTek comes out in a new model.
With the supply problem of its Kirin and Qualcomm ruled out, Samsung or MediaTek seem like possible outlets for Huawei in the short term. However, the United States has not left much room for the Chinese company, which it continues to suffocate at the worst possible time. Aside from the huge Covid-19 crisis, the dimensions of which have yet to be seen, the US veto comes at a time when Huawei has greater competition in Europe, which may mean an irreparable loss of ground.
MediaTek version instead of Kirin
Now and thanks to the TENAA certification body, we see how Huawei will launch a variant of the Nova 7 SE, with the MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor, instead of the Kirin 820. It is a different processor in many ways, but also built in a 7nm process , that offers a speed of up to 2.4 Ghz in its eight cores. We do not know if this terminal will be the beginning of a new batch of terminals with MediaTek as a support, since the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer has also been pressured by the United States to stop supplying components to Huawei.
The rest of the features of the terminal are maintained as in the Kirin variant, that is, with a version of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, a 6.5-inch screen and a 4,500 mah battery with a 40W fast charge . Its cameras have a 64 megapixel main lens, an 8 megapixel wide angle and macro (for close-up shots) and 2 megapixel depth sensors.
The near future
Meanwhile, we are still waiting for the firm to mark a presentation date for the new Mate 40 series , which apart from the shortcomings of Google Services, is expected to arrive with one of the best hardware of the year. However, its commercialization in Europe could be tarnished as it happened last year with the Mate 30 series, which could not show its full potential, as Huawei has us used to.