huawei is switching to inhouse socs to reduce its reliance on qualcomm

According to hardware suppliers for Huawei, the company is looking to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm and MediaTek chips by replacing them with its in-house HiSilicon SoCs. The company’s own chipsets are expected to power up about 60% of Huawei devices in the second half of 2019.

For comparison, in H2 2018, less than 40% of the Huawei phones used Kirin SoCs while H1 2019 the firm used its chips in about 45% of the devices. So in the second half of 2019, over 150 million Huawei handsets will adopt Kirin SoCs given the projected 270 million shipments for 2019.

Huawei has adopted its…