The mysterious smartphone is being released by Chinese telecom giant Huawei. It now goes under the codename JLN–AL00. The device will be presented at the end of this month.
The database of the China Telecommunication Equipment Certification Authority has information on the technical characteristics of this smartphone. The device’s 6.78-inch Full HD+ display has a resolution of 1080×2388 pixels.
There are five cameras in total. The front has a 16-megapixel sensor and a selfie module. The rear unit includes a main sensor of 108MP, an 8MP wide-angle module, and some components with a 2MP sensor.
Unnamed eight-core processor running at 2.4 GHz is currently in use. The RAM amount is 8GB and the flash drive capacity is 128 GB and 256GB.
The smartphone runs the proprietary operating system HarmonyOS. Dimensions of the smartphone are 164.64×75.55x 7.94mm. Weight is 191g. A 3900mAh rechargeable battery supports fast 66-watt charging. There is also a side fingerprint scanner.
HUAWEI UP CHIP INVESTMENTS IN CHINA
Huawei Technologies has lost the ability to buy most of the chips required for the production of electronics production due to US sanctions. It is now investing in companies that make semiconductor supply chains and production in China.
According to PitchBook, Huawei created Hubble Technology Investment in 2019, just as Washington started to impose sanctions against Huawei and other Chinese manufacturers. The investment has provided financial support for 56 companies since its inception.
These companies include new chip designers and manufacturers as well as companies making semiconductor components, software development, and equipment for chip manufacturing.
PitchBook reported that almost half of the investment was made within the last six months. Huawei’s problems are made worse by its inability to purchase mission-critical chips manufactured using US technology. Huawei claimed last month that US sanctions had caused it to lose around a third of its revenue for 2021.
Huawei didn’t disclose the amount of the investment. However, according to Tianyacha, which tracks Chinese corporate registrations, Huawei has invested many millions in several companies.
China has made chip technology self-sufficiency a priority. This proved difficult and many of these initiatives failed. Businesshala reports that at least six large Chinese chip projects failed. This is partly due to the complexity of high-performance chips development and the huge cost involved.