Huawei has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the entity list. The biggest impact is believed to be the inability to purchase 5G processors. As a result, all recently launched mobile phones only support 4G connections. Many Chinese netizens are concerned about when Huawei will be able to launch a new Kirin processor. Recently, a photo claiming to be the system screen of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro engineering machine has been circulated on Weibo. The mobile phone actually uses the unpublished Kirin processor.
This Kirin KC10 processor capable of running the HarmonyOS 3.0 system has attracted a lot of discussion on Weibo. After all, it can be used in flagship mobile phones. Some Chinese netizens are quite excited because of this, thinking that it is time for Huawei to fight back. The whistleblower @RODENT950 from Finland pointed out on Twitter that the Kirin KC10 is actually the Kirin 9010, with an AnTuTu score of about 1.3 million, which is better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. ＠RODENT950 emphasized that the Kirin 9010 is still far away from official production. The main reason is that Huawei’s sanctions have not been lifted. Unless China’s domestic chip manufacturers can have the technology to produce 5G processors, they still have to wait indefinitely.
According to Chinese media, the Kirin KC10 used in the Mate 50 Pro is provided by the chip production partner. The sample is only used for testing and is definitely not mass-produced at present.