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Teardown of Huawei's new phone shows China's chip breakthrough

Published Sep 04, 2023 01:32PM ET Updated Sep 04, 2023 03:15PM ET
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(Reuters) - Huawei Technologies and China's top chipmaker SMIC have built an advanced 7-nanometer processor to power its latest smartphone, according to a teardown report by analysis firm TechInsights.

Huawei's Mate 60 Pro is powered by a new Kirin 9000s chip that was made in China by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), TechInsights said in the report shared with Reuters on Monday.

Huawei started selling its Mate 60 Pro phone last week. The specifications provided advertised its ability to make satellite calls, but offered no information on the power of the chipset inside.

The processor is the first to utilize SMIC's most advanced 7nm technology and suggests the Chinese government is making some headway in attempts to build a domestic chip ecosystem, the research firm said.

The firm's findings were first reported by Bloomberg News.

Huawei and SMIC did not immediately reply to Reuters' request for comment.

Buyers of the phone in China have been posting tear-down videos and sharing speed tests on social media that suggest the Mate 60 Pro is capable of download speeds exceeding those of top line 5G phones.

The phone's launch sent Chinese social media users and state media into a frenzy, with some noting it coincided with a visit by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

From 2019, the U.S. has restricted Huawei's access to chipmaking tools essential for producing the most advanced handset models, with the company only able to launch limited batches of 5G models using stockpiled chips.

But research firms told Reuters in July that they believed Huawei was planning a return to the 5G smartphone industry by the end of this year, using its own advances in semiconductor design tools along with chipmaking from SMIC.

Dan Hutcheson, an analyst with TechInsights, told Reuters the development comes as a "slap in the face" to the U.S.

"Raimondo comes seeking to cool things down, and this chip is [saying] 'look what we can do, we don't need you,'" he said.

Teardown of Huawei's new phone shows China's chip breakthrough
 

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Ez Ink
Ez Ink Sep 04, 2023 8:06PM ET
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Pls hypocrites stop using your electronic devices they’re all made in China LOL
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First Last Sep 04, 2023 6:58PM ET
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I wonder how much stolen ip is in those CCP chips.
Ron Smith
Ron Smith Sep 04, 2023 6:51PM ET
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They tell so many lies and steal. Thats the communist way though
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I don't believe it.
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frances curtis Sep 04, 2023 3:26PM ET
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Hello
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Boyan Davidov Sep 04, 2023 2:25PM ET
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I want to see Nvidia down 20% tomorrow!
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haitharu Ss Sep 04, 2023 2:05PM ET
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Based china
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Warm Camp Sep 04, 2023 1:39PM ET
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The US wastes lot of time and money on woke-green agenda. No surprise that China gets advantage. They concentrate on tech.
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haitharu Ss Sep 04, 2023 1:39PM ET
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Warm Camp yea its called growth. theyre growing all their energy capacities because their economy and country is growing so they need more energy. you really cant expect them to get all their new energy needs from solar and wind right?
Mark Gesswein
Mark Gesswein Sep 04, 2023 1:39PM ET
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Brad Albright You’re the one who is delusional. They don’t call you NotBright for nothing…
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haitharu Ss  Me not. It looked like you expected, based on your first reply.
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Mark Gesswein  I'm delusional? Give me an example of something I've written you find delusional. I'll go first. You: "There is NO evidence to support ANY of the charges against Trump."
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Brad Albright   Retrumplicans (& tyrants like Putin & Xi) project their sins and illnesses onto others.
 
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