Defying current trends, Huawei has launched its latest addition to the 5G smartphone range, the Mate 60 Pro+, which is set to hit the market on October 9th. This release showcases Huawei's determination to thrive despite U.S. sanctions. The phone's standout feature is its Kirin 5G chipset, which is a product of SMIC, China's most extensive foundry. This move by Huawei signifies a bold step towards competing with global semiconductor giants.
Previous Huawei devices, including the Mate 50 and P60 models, relied on Qualcomm chips. Due to U.S. sanctions, these chips had their 5G capabilities disabled. However, the Mate 60 Pro and its enhanced counterpart demonstrate self-sufficiency, offering both 5G connectivity and a unique satellite connectivity feature. The Mate 60 Pro+ goes even further, boasting the ability to connect with two satellites simultaneously, redefining the concept of an 'always connected' smartphone.
Huawei challenges USA with its Mate 60 Pro+ model
Despite these advancements, Huawei's Kirin 9000s chip still has room for improvement. For context, TSMC's 3nm chip, which powers the most recent iPhones, surpasses the efficiency and power of Huawei's 7nm chip. However, it's worth noting that when it comes to actual performance, Huawei is far from being left behind. Numerous speed tests on social media platforms show the Mate 60 Pro's 5G data speeds outperforming many top-tier 5G phones. TechInsights analyst, Dan Hutcheson, described this performance as a significant counter to U.S. limitations.
Simultaneously, Huawei also unveiled the Mate X5, a foldable phone with a book-style design. This phone will be available in various storage configurations and is equipped with a powerful camera system, further expanding Huawei's impressive tech portfolio.