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Domestic tech powers latest Huawei phone

By ZHANG ZHOUXIANG | China Daily | Updated: 2023-09-01 06:48

Customers try out Huawei products powered by HarmonyOS at a Huawei outlet in Shanghai in June. [Photo by Wang Gang/For China Daily]

The latest smartphone from Huawei's stable, the Mate 60 Pro, does not have 5G written on it. However, those who purchased it after it was launched on Wednesday, claim its download speech exceeds 500Mb per second, which is typically 5G speed.

The Mate 60 Pro has been making the buzz for some days now. On Sina Weibo, somebody posted a photograph of visiting US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo with the hashtag #Take a photo of Raimondo with Huawei Mate60 Pro#.

Those making the hashtag viral are not acting against Raimondo but instead against the US government, which has, in recent years, made the going tough for Huawei through its tough sanctions against the Chinese company.

Facing the heat of the curbs on the supply of chips for years, Huawei has become like a symbol for Chinese companies fighting injustice in the international sector.

That's why the buzz around Huawei's new range of products is not for the company alone, but rather for Chinese companies as a whole.

When people care to check whether the new model has a 5G processor, they are actually checking whether the Kirin 9000s processor inside, manufactured by HiSilicon of which Huawei is a parent company, has an advanced chip. Given that it does, there is hope that Chinese companies will be able to tide over the US government's sanctions and restrictions on chip supply.

Several professionals have evaluated Mate60 Pro and the Kirin 9000s processor inside. Huawei has not disclosed what kind of chip the new product uses, but even if it has to live under the US government's unreasonable sanctions, support from the Chinese people will ensure its constant growth. After all the Chinese people love Chinese brands and want Made in China to keep getting bigger and better.

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