US trade restrictions have put Huawei in a difficult position over the past few years, with the Chinese electronics company prohibited from sourcing goods from US companies. That’s even led the company to pause manufacturing its own Kirin processors, since Huawei relies on software from US companies to design its chips.

So the company spun off its Honor sub-brand last year, allowing the new company to resume sourcing components from companies including Intel, AMD, Microsoft, and others. Now Reuters reports Huawei may be looking to sell off its flagship Mate and P series smartphone brands to give them a new lease on life.

For its part, Huawei denies that it’s looking to sell, referring to the report as “unsubstantiated rumours,” but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen eventually.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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2 replies on “Lilbits: GPD Win 3, PinePhone, and will Huawei exit the phone business?”

  1. The dock for the Win 3 basically turns it into a PC Switch. That’s really cool.

    That’s basically where I see phones going… As Microsoft is now making Android natively available on Windows, one day you’ll have a regular smart phone that runs all your Android phone apps, and when you dock it it switches to a full on Windows desktop mode. This is how PC gaming will dominate the gaming market as a whole in years to come, and snatch the portable gaming market from Nintendo. If the device doubles as a mobile and PC, it will have both the popular mobile games and the AAA PC/MMO/ESports games.

    1. All you need is a device like the Sony Xperia 5.ii, as that is compact enough, has front-firing stereo loudspeakers, 120Hz display, flagship specs etc etc. Then have two pocketable JoyCons (like the Razer JungleCat) that attach unto the sides of the phone without needing a case.

      Then when you’re on-the-go you can enjoy your Mobile Games using the built-in iGPU of the SoC with performance akin to 720p, 30fps, Low Settings (ie Nintendo Switch). Then when you get home, just dock it in front of your TV. It will fast charge it, allow the ARM CPUs to overclock and sustain, whilst active fans cool the phone. The iGPU gets disabled and uses a built-in dGPU inside the dock (think GTX 1650/RTX 3050) that handles the heavy games. Now performance is akin to High Settings, 60fps, 4K-Checkerboard-DLSS (ie Xbox Series S). The data between your phone and your console is basically shared together either on the phone, removable external SSD connected/inside the dock, or the cloud. Plus you can do your regular PC computing on it, when plugged in to a Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, etc.

      Android is at the stage allowing good PC computing, Vulkan is revolutionary for graphics, and ARM cores are powerful enough to rival x86. So all the pieces to get this done properly are there… it just needs proper funding, leadership to do it right.

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