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…