LTE-only Snapdragon 888 variant incoming, will power the Huawei P50 series

23 June 2021
It will be a new platform rather than the regular SD888 with the 5G modem turned off.

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  • Nick 1

I don't need 5G myself.. LTE is just fine

  • TheKid551

Anonymous, 23 Jun 2021Huawei Fans now : 4G best than 5G Am Huawei fan. Honestly don't care for 5G. Don't even use fully 4G. Where i live 5G is available but in essence its 4G on steroids.
With what I am concerned is pricing. Somehow I don't think that lack of 5G in premium will affect price. Even missing out Google service should have made some price dip, at least in my opinion.
Am in Europe

Nick Tegrataker, 27 Jun 2021Saying that Kirin got "destroyed" by all the proc... moreI clearly said *but each of them have thier own issues*unless u cant read

captain fokou, 25 Jun 2021Kirin is more efficient and doesn't overheat as much Yes I know I said that but kirin lags behind in raw power

Dudenoway, 25 Jun 2021For all of ppl who says kirin is for huawei pls don't ... moreSaying that Kirin got "destroyed" by all the processors you just mentioned and then immediately talking about their fundamental issues related to thermals sounds rather contradicting to me. Anyway, I'm more concerned about the image quality degradation caused by a switch from Kirin 9000 to SD888, as the latter does not support the specific type of noise reduction that have been used on their flagships for a year and proven to work extremely well in low light.

Dudenoway, 25 Jun 2021For all of ppl who says kirin is for huawei pls don't ... moreKirin is more efficient and doesn't overheat as much

texasbruce, 25 Jun 2021Don't they have their own 5G module? What's stopp... moreIt's combined with the soc (kirin 9000)

For all of ppl who says kirin is for huawei pls don't be sad u should be happy cuz kirin is destroyed by exynos 2100 sd 888 A14 but each of ttem has th ier own issues and I think kirin is only lacking in raw power A14 throttling champ sd 888 is bad at battery life exynos heating issues but no throttling like last year thankfully kirin no throttling no heat no battery disaster but lack of raw power. I don't know but huawei phone usually have very god battery life os let's see what happens

  • texasbruce

Don't they have their own 5G module? What's stopping them from using SD SoC and their own 5G chip?

Nick Tegrataker, 23 Jun 2021"But how does Qualcomm get a license at all to sell to... moreYes and that's rather smart tbh

  • Anonymous

I'm happy about the lack of 5g services honestly since i buy Chinese phones with different 5g bands than the usa, so it should be significantly cheaper now. The issue i have is no kirin, just makes it pretty much indifferent to the aquos r6 but without GMS

  • Anonymous

Victor Sol, 23 Jun 2021Who cares about 5G,am so glad it 4G thanks Huaweime too

  • Lamewei

Akinaro, 23 Jun 2021If China would do the same move on US, American economy wou... moreHighly unlikely. if that is all it takes to take down the USA. China will have done it long before.

China will be far worst of losing access to US market. Euro don't have the population size to replace USA demand, india don't have rich population to buy china product and service, and you underestimate how important US export/China import be between both country and not something that can be replace "in a few months". this does not include direct and indirect ripple of on the world economy.

China don't want its currency equal or greater than USD (or any major currency) to avoid what happens to Japan. they can't be the world manufacturing hub if every else can't afford their product and service.

well that is somewhat good news, but still having a kirin powered huawei phone completes the user experience

  • Anonymous

Suddenly people "care" about future proofing tech that probably wont be mature until the next four years when they also probably change their phones in less than two years.
Can we be sure that it's really about having future proof tech instead of bragging about owning the latest cutting-edge tech?

  • Anonymous

wongwatt, 23 Jun 2021But they're also banned from access to US technologies... morethey cant stop china anymore

  • Claux8872

Anonymous, 23 Jun 2021Huawei Fans now : 4G best than 5G Currently 5G does not exist.. it is just a fake 4G++ and only in very few locations.. Operators are struggling to rollout, no money No real added value till 2022

4G+ will guarantee best performance till 2023

wongwatt, 23 Jun 2021But they're also banned from access to US technologies... morehttps://m.gsmarena.com/qualcomm_confirms_that_it_can_now_supply_huawei-news-46282.php

US gave license to Qualcomm to supply Huawei as long its got nothing to do with 5G.

Nick Tegrataker, 23 Jun 2021"But how does Qualcomm get a license at all to sell to... moreBut they're also banned from access to US technologies, the SD888 SoC is made using machines that use US technology and should be covered by the general technology ban.

[deleted post]I don't mind not having Google services. I myself have a completely deGoogled and fully FOSS Samsung Galaxy Note 4, so living without Google is an easy breeze for me. The 5G network is still not a real thing for pretty much everywhere, so I don't see any reason to hype for it. But for Kirin though, that can be quite a bummer. It does give some real competition to Qualcomm and Apple. Even the Kirin 980 chipset is still a solid performer in 2021.