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Qualcomm can already sell processors to Huawei: has permission

Huawei occupies the second position in shipments of smartphones, despite suffering a trade war between the United States and China.

It has fallen between 22% and 24% of market share compared to the third quarter of 2019.

Finally received good news, Qualcomm has permission from the United States to sell fourth-generation processors to the brand.

Things have changed rapidly between smartphones. According to the data published by IDC and CounterPoint Research, Apple ranks below Samsung, Huawei, and now also Xiaomi. Samsung continues to lead and Huawei in second position, despite suffering a trade war between the United States and China, falling between 22 percent and 24 percent of market share compared to the third quarter of 2019.

In the desperate struggle of the market, companies are looking for alliances with the best technology and although Huawei has faced various obstacles, it finally has good news, because Qualcomm has received permission from the United States to sell fourth generation processors to Huawei.

As the president Donald Trump decided to veto the company from the trade list, the Chinese company has not had the opportunity to conduct negotiations with other US companies, such as Google. This created uncertainty for users who have already been familiar with Android and Google services on Huawei devices. Another strong blow is the inability to get Qualcomm microprocessors, although the situation is beginning to normalize.

“We received a license for several products, including some 4G products,” said a Qualcomm spokeswoman, according to a report published by Daily Business News.

The American microprocessor company has officially confirmed that it is licensed by the American government for some 4G products, although that is just the fine print, it can only be for 4G, no more.

This means that it will not be able to supply 5G technology to Huawei until the North American country gives the green light. Recently, Qualcomm announced that it had reached a patent license agreement with Huawei. The first will receive a one-time license fee of $ 1.8 billion.

It is not yet clear if processors with support for 5G could be supplied soon and it has not been specified what the chips would be in future mobile devices.

In addition to Qualcomm, there are other companies that have received “permission” from the United States to work with Huawei, such as Intel, AMD, Skyworks and other chip makers. There are also reports that Sony and Howe Technology could supply components to the Chinese company.

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The figures reveal that Xiaomi has shipped 46.5 million smartphones worldwide, representing a growth of 42 percent and a market share of 13.1 percent. This positions it over Apple today. Another company that is also shining is Realme, which according to CounterPoint has grown 132 percent year-on-year. It is the company that has managed to send 50 million smartphones the fastest and in China its volume of shipments has increased by 90 percent, something interesting considering how competitive this market is.