Huawei copies Apple and Microsoft, an ARM processor will equip its next laptop

Huawei is working on a laptop computer equipped with a Kirin SoC and therefore based on ARM technology. An approach which is reminiscent of what Microsoft and Apple recently did by integrating the ARM architecture into their computers.

Huawei MateBook 14 AMD
The Huawei MateBook 14 under the AMD flag.

In terms of processor, Huawei has always trusted Intel for its laptops, and more recently at AMD. But the Chinese giant should soon offer another alternative to its users, since the technical sheet of a PC running using a Kirin SoC has been spotted. This is the same type of processor that equips the Android smartphones from Huawei and Honor.

However, this laptop is not the first to rely on a ARM technology. Before him, there are in particular the Surface Pro X from Microsoft, or the recent MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini from Apple. What to see there the end of beans for Intel and AMD?

Huawei will soon offer its first laptop under ARM

Like Apple and Microsoft therefore, Huawei is in turn interested in the ARM architecture to equip its PCs. Leak from Weibo user reveals spec sheet for computer named Qingyun L410. The main particularity of this PC? It pulsates using a Kirin 990, an SoC found in particular on the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro +.

Clearly, and unlike other computers of the brand, Windows 10 is missing from the machine. The laptop is running using the Linux distribution “Deepin OS 20”, but it seems that a migration to HarmonyOS is possible in the future. The Qingyun L410 is equipped with 8 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD for storage.

Huawei Kirin 990 Laptop PC

As for the screen, it is 14 ″ and offers a maximum definition of 1080p. Finally, logically, the Kirin 990 should bring 5G connectivity to Huawei mobile. If the price of the device has not yet been announced, since Huawei has not even formalized its existence yet, a price lower than that of the MateBook 14 is envisaged.

In fact, this is not the first Huawei PC equipped with an ARM processor. Last November, a desktop PC called MateStation B515 and equipped with a custom HiSilicon ARM Kunpeng 920 3211K processor surfaced. Are PC manufacturers dropping the classic x86 / x64 architecture in favor of ARM? It is still a little early to sound the death knell, but the two giants that are Intel and AMD are worried about coping with this rise in power.

Source: Weibo