Is Huawei Returning With Mysterious Kirin 710A Chip?

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710A

At the beginning of the month, Huawei launched a phone for the Chinese market only, Huawei Enjoy 50. It boasts a super-large battery capacity as well as a long battery life. But what’s more interesting, only a few people paid attention to the mysterious “octa-core chip” inside.

Though the company has not mentioned the processor name, when compared with the previous information, there is every reason to think that we are dealing with the Kirin 710A. The latter is Huawei’s in-house-made chip using a SMIC 14nm process. However, it’s not a new SoC. It appeared on the market back in early 2020, but because Huawei was sanctioned, the company couldn’t use it on any phone (at that time, it was using another manufacturer’s process node).

Recently, a Weibo blogger dismantled the Huawei Enjoy 50 in order to understand whether our assumptions are accurate. Apart from this, he also found other interesting internals.

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710A

After dismantling, he found that the processor of Huawei Enjoy 50 indeed comes our way from HiSilicon Kirin. At least, there is a HiSilicon logo on it, numbered Hi6260GFCV131H. By the way, the previous number of the Kirin 710A is Hi6260GFCV131, which means there is an additional letter “H” at the end.

In addition, the serial number of Kirin 710 is Hi6260GFCV100, and the serial number of Kirin 710F is Hi6260GFCV101.

So we can conclude that the Huawei Enjoy 50 indeed sports the Kirin 710A, but it is not a simple Kirin 710A. There must be some differences.

The key point is what this “H” stands for. The third and fourth marks after the serial number are the key points. Normally, the production date and place of origin will be marked here.

However, there are many questions when looking at the serial number of this special Kirin 710A. In the “005201”, 00 is the year, the position of 52 is the month, and the position in front of 01 should be the place of origin (such as CN China).

Many might think why we talk about his chip in detail. The reason is that if our assumptions are correct, Huawei has resumed working on the Kirin chips that use the Chinese manufacturing process. So maybe its return is closer than we think.

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