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Huawei: we’re six months ahead of Qualcomm in chipset development

Huawei: we’re six months ahead of Qualcomm in chipset development

Huawei’s processors are much more advanced than industry giant Qualcomm’s chipsets and are the first to offer support for superfast next-gen mobile internet technology, the handset-maker claims.

Yesterday saw the grand unveiling of the Huawei Ascend P7, which packs a HiSilicon-branded processor from Huawei that supports Cat4 technology. This means the phone is capable of bleeding-edge 4G speeds of 150Mbps.

However, while that's clearly not to be sneezed at it’s Huawei’s forthcoming processors that will give the company the edge over its handset rivals, according to President of Huawei's consumer division for Europe, Richard Ren.

That’s because unlike its rivals, they offer support for even faster Cat6 technology, which delivers 4G speeds of 300Mbps.

Ren explained that although Huawei still uses Qualcomm and Mediatek chipsets in some phones for now, HSilicon’s processors are future-proofed for the advent of networks that are compatible with Cat6.

He said: "We will use the best chipset, for our products, to provide the better user experience.

"For the HiSilicon, we can have some advantage on the technology. For example, the HiSilicon chipset, is the world's first Cat6 chipset.

"We are almost six months in advance of Qualcomm.”

uSwitch also asked if the HiSilicon chipset could go beyond quad-core 1.8GHz, to 2GHz or above.

"We will launch a new chipset in the second half of year, which will be stronger,” Ren revealed.

He also confirmed it will have a higher gigahertz number, which could possibly match the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8.

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