Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei Might be considering selling its High-powered 5G-enabled modems and chipsets into Apple, according to media reports.
Thus far, the business has refrained from selling the advanced processors and modems it uses on its cellular portfolio into other rivals.
“Huawei’s surprising change of heart only really matters because Apple appears to be in a difficult spot with its sole modem provider, Intel. The chipmaker currently provides the radio modems that go into most of present iPhones and iPads and it stated late last year that its 5G-ready’XMM 8160′ modems would be available for its customers in the second half of 2019,” the report stated.
However, citing an anonymous source, current press reports asserted that Apple has”lost confidence” in Intel following the chipmaker failed to meet certain development deadlines.
Besides, Apple’s ongoing legal battles with US-based chip-maker Qualcomm also gives Huawei the advantage to market its technology into the iPhone-maker without having to face tough competition.
But, it is also worth noting that the US believes Huawei a security hazard because of its close connection with the Chinese government.
Not only has the US government banned their federal agencies from using Huawei products, but in addition, it has been encouraging other nations to refrain from using Huawei’s technology with their 5G networks.
But the”Balong 5000″ seems like the kind of processor Apple would need.
This would give Apple the capability to construct an iPhone that would support 5G networks built from existing 4G infrastructure, as well as the”standalone” 5G networks which will accompany, the report added.
As explained by the business earlier, the Balong chipset, which is currently for Huawei’s internal use only, is largely intended to support Huawei’s smart products, such as Internet of Things (IoT) products and mobiles such as Huawei’s”Mate 20X” and foldable”Mate X” smartphones.