Samsung may manufacture Huawei Kirin 9000L chip based on the 5nm process
Affected by U.S. sanctions, the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation has stopped producing Kirin series processors for Huawei, which has also led to Huawei’s lack of necessary 5G chips to produce smartphones.
At present, the United States has allowed some US suppliers to provide some chips to Huawei. For example, Qualcomm can supply 4G smartphone chips to Huawei. However, 5G mobile phones are currently attracting more attention in the Chinese market, so Huawei’s strategy is to continue production 4G mobile phones are shipped to overseas markets where 5G coverage is currently low.
However, this situation may usher in a change, because the media recently reported that Samsung may manufacture Huawei Kirin 9000L processor, the main frequency of this processor is 2.86GHz, slightly lower than Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E processing. As for the specific configuration information of this Kirin 9000L processor, it is currently unclear. The main frequency of the Kirin 9000 processor is 3.13GHz, and the GPU has 18 Mail-G78 cores.
The report also said that the Kirin 9000L processor will be produced based on Samsung’s 5-nanometer process. The 5-nanometer process is currently a very advanced process in the industry, but there is no official confirmation on whether Samsung can actually manufacture for Huawei.