Huawei may again use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors on its smartphones and tablets. That, of course, if the American company receives the endorsement of the Trump administration to return to do business with the Chinese giant.
Huawei President Guo Ping said the U.S. had modified its sanctions on the company for the third time, which had a major impact on its production. Possibly, he referred to components like the Kirin processor, of own manufacture. The news comes after Intel got the go-ahead to sell chips to Huawei.
Hindered from producing its own chips, due to lack of suppliers, and unable to do business with MediaTek, also due to US imposed blockades, Huawei is calling on the Trump government to reconsider the commercial siege so that it can re-purchase products of American companies.
Obviously, it would not be the first time that the company would launch smartphones equipped with Snapdragon processors. Before Kirin chips reached the appropriate efficiency for some device segments, Huawei launched several models of smartphones equipped with chips from the American partner (and competitor).
At the moment, both Qualcomm and MediaTek have applied for a license to re-negotiate with Huawei, but there is no way of knowing whether any of them will be authorized.
In this case, the American company would be the best option, as it has chips suitable for all cell phone segments, from the most basic to the most powerful line tops.
In addition, if Huawei succeeds in negotiating with Qualcomm again, it may be able to ease the sanctions imposed by the US, opening up new opportunities for transactions with other American companies.