Due to the ongoing the U.S. trade ban, Huawei is no longer able to use the company’s in-house Kirin chips on their upcoming smartphones after TSMC has been hit by an export ban that prohibit the Taiwanese chip foundry from producing chips for the Chinese telecommunication giant.
As such, Huawei has turned to Qualcomm which has recently granted a license to sell mobile chipset to Huawei, but is currently limited only to 4G chips.
Following the latest development, rumors out of China have suggested that Huawei is currently prepping a new entry-level smartphone known as the Huawei Enjoy 20e which will be featuring an octa-core Snapdragon 460 chipset.
Along with the Snapdragon 460 chipset, the device is also said to arrive with a HD front display, 5,000mAh battery, as well as a plastic-build. In terms of pricing, the Enjoy 20e is tipped to be priced at 1,199 Yuan (US$183) and 1,399 Yuan (US$213) respectively for its 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB models.
Sad to say, there’s still no words on the official launch date of this device at current stage. No doubt, we can see more of such Snapdragon-powered Huawei smartphones since the company can now procure 4G mobile platform from Qualcomm.