US sanctions buried Kirin: Huawei Mate 40 will be the last smartphone with Kirin chip

Huawei representatives were stunned by the news: the company is curtailing the production of proprietary Kirin chips.

Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong said the Mate 40 series flagships will be the latest devices with Kirin processors. Chips will no longer be produced from September 15th.

This is due to the US sanctions, which imply a ban on cooperation with Huawei without a special license. If earlier the ban concerned only American manufacturers, then recently it has also extended to foreign companies that use American technologies, equipment, etc.

These include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which produces Kirin chips. Earlier, she announced the termination of accepting new orders, and now, until September, she is finishing the already ordered processors. These are the same Kirin 1000 for the Huawei Mate 40 line. By the way, their announcement is expected on September 5 during the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) consumer electronics exhibition.

What processors Huawei will now use is unknown, but most likely they will be MediaTek chips.

The head of the company also noted that now all Huawei products, including PCs, tablets, and even smartphones, will be based on Harmony OS, and not on Android. But he did not specify a specific date.