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Honor wants Qualcomm chips, the deal is set to fall

Mark Honor it has not belonged to the Chinese company Huawei for several weeks, and the new owner does not hide big plans with the new acquisition. The main goal is to be a unit in the Chinese market. An American chip manufacturer could also help Qualcomm. According to the portal GSMarena he is negotiating with her to supply his chipsets for her upcoming smartphones.

The deal is said to be very close, Honor could get a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

This was confirmed for the portal by a source close to the company. Honor is quite optimistic about the negotiations and both sides are reportedly close to reaching an agreement. Nevertheless, Honor reportedly plans to continue its series of V40 smartphones using MediaTek chipsets. However, other models could use Qualcomm chipsets.

Honor CEO Zhao Ming even said that the brand wants to become the best-selling manufacturer in the Chinese market. He should have stated this during a meeting with the company’s employees. At the same time, a week after the sale of the brand to the new owner, he confirmed that Honor will also produce other devices such as smartphones and smart watches.

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In order for Honor to become a unit in the Chinese market, it will need to compete with the most powerful devices on the market. The American chip manufacturer could help him with that. It recently introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 flagship chipset, which has already been pre-ordered by 14 manufacturers. Next year should be one of the most powerful chipsets on the market.

Honorarily, Honor could gain another advantage over the former owner

In addition, Honor would have an advantage over the smartphones of the former Huawei owner. He lost many component suppliers due to a ban by the US Department of Commerce last May. The original ban on selling Huawei American technology only applied to American companies, but in September it was extended to foreign manufacturers. This had the biggest impact for Huawei on the production of its own Kirin chipsets.

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American technologies are used in their production, so the Chinese company had to stop their production. Recently, there were reports that Qualcomm could supply its Huawei chipsets, but they would have to be without 5G modems. In the case of Honor, however, this restriction may no longer apply because it belongs to the new owner. In addition, its smartphones can finally use Google applications, which Huawei smartphones lack due to the ban.

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