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TechHuawei Mate 60 Pro Appears with a Mysterious Chip

Huawei Mate 60 Pro Appears with a Mysterious Chip


Huawei made a surprise with the release of the Mate 60 Pro, because information about this cellphone had never been leaked before. Apart from that, the Mate 60 Pro’s system on a chip is also full of mystery.

Huawei, as is well known, is the US government’s ‘operational target’ with various blocks imposed on them. It all started with Huawei’s inclusion on the US Entity List in 2019, right now it is almost overtaking Samsung as the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world.

The Mate 60 Pro was released at the end of last August, with no teasers and no big launch event. This cellphone suddenly appeared to be ordered at Vmall.

Mate 60 Pro specifications

The specifications include a 6.82-inch 10-bit LTPO OLED screen with 2720 x 1260 pixels 120Hz. There are three rear cameras, namely a 50MP main camera with OIS and PDAF, a 12MP ultrawide camera with an f/2.2 lens, and a 48MP telephoto camera with an F/3.0 OIS and AF lens.

The Mate 60 Pro supports sending messages via satellite (can only operate in China), a 5000 mAh battery that supports 88W charging via cable and 50W wirelessly. The OS is HarmonyOS 4.0. However, at the time of release, Huawei did not mention what chip was used in the Mate 60 Pro.

But now the AnTuTu benchmark results appear, which are suspected to have come from the Mate 60 Pro. From the leak, it can be seen that the chip used is Kirin 9000 made by HiSilicon, whose CPU has 12 cores.

The CPU core configuration on the Kirin 9000 is two Cortex-A34 (low power efficient cores), six custom Cortex-A78E cores, and four efficient Cortex-A510 cores, as quoted by detikINET from Phone Arena, Tuesday (5/9/2023).

The fastest core can reach 2.62GHz and the GPU used is Maleoon-910. Its AnTuTu score is 699,783. Huawei remains silent about this chip, they only call the Mate 60 Pro the fastest Mate ever.

Mysterious chip

According to Dan Hutcheson, analyst at TechInSights, the Kirin 9000 is made by Huawei’s HiSilicon division and appears to use technology from SMIC. Hutcheson also said that if this chip were made using a 7nm+ (5nm) process, the production process would be very expensive.

Previously, there was @Tech_Reve on Twitter who said SMIC was preparing a chip with a 7nm N+2 process. In fact, SMIC is a company that is also blacklisted for using US technology, including ultraviolet lithography machine (EUV) technology to make super thin silicon wafer chips, which are needed to make these chips.

EUV technology is not required to produce chips, but the production process will be very difficult. And Huawei is said to be working on bypassing the EUAV deployment process using optoelectronic wafers and other technologies.

Does Mate 60 Pro support 5G?

Huawei does not clearly say that the Mate 60 Pro is a 5G cellphone, but several buyers who tested its speed said that the Mate 60 Pro has a faster connection speed than high-end 5G cellphones, which raises the assumption that the Mate 60 Pro is a 5G cellphone.

5G is also a technology that the US has ‘kept’ from Huawei. If Huawei, or the Chinese government, could manufacture its own 5G chips without US technology, it would be a major achievement for China.

Even the Chinese state-owned Global Times media boasts the presence of this Mate 60 Pro in their editorial. They said the launch was carried out while US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was visiting China, and proved that the US had failed to stop China from using its extreme measures.

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