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Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus’s Kirin 820 chip is reportedly replaced by MediaTek’s low-end 5G chip

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Recent reports have revealed that the FRA-AN00a / FRL-TN00 model number belongs to the upcoming Huawei Enjoy 20+ smartphone. The ‘FRA’ is the model number of the device is a short form of its ‘Franklin’ codename. Past reports had claimed that the Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus will be powered by the Kirin 820 chipset. However, a well-known tipster from China has claimed that Kirin SoC has been replaced by a MediaTek’s low-end 5G chipset.

MediaTek now has a couple of low-end 5G chipsets such as Dimensity 800, Dimensity 720, and the recently announced Dimensity 800U. It remains to be seen which of these will be powering the Enjoy 20+. As far as the other specs are concerned, the Enjoy 20+ is expected to arrive with a notch-less LCD panel with Full HD+ resolution support. It will feature an elevating selfie camera.

HUawei Enjoy 20 Plus Dimensity

The leakster further stated that a 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel triple camera setup will be available on the rear shell of the Huawei Enjoy 20. The phone will draw power from a 4,200mAh battery that will support 40W fast charging. The handset measures 8.95 in thickness and weighs 197 grams.

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Probably, the recently announced revision in the ban on Huawei may have caused it to swap Kirin SoC with the MediaTek chip on the Enjoy 20+. On Aug. 17, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) that belongs to the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a revised ban on Huawei since it was found using evasive measures. In May, the US administration extended the ban on Huawei which prevented it from obtaining semiconductors without a special license. However, it was reportedly found that Huawei had been purchasing American components through third-party companies. The ban that was further revised on Aug. 17 brings a ban on 38 more companies affiliated with Huawei across 21 countries.

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This further limits Huawei from accessing U.S chipset and prevents it from circumventing U.S. laws by alternative chip production and providing off-the-shelf (OTS) chips produced with tools obtains from the U.S. Probably, Huawei already knew that it would happen sooner or later as this could be the reason why it recently ordered 120 million chips from MediaTek. It is speculated that seven of the phones released this year by Huawei will be fueled by MediaTek chips.

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