Huawei has just certified a smartphone with the model number CND-AN00, and leaksters in China claim this is the previously available nova 7 SE 5G with a new chipset. The device matches the footprint and the battery size, as well as the actual charger that will be shipped with the phone but will be powered by Mediatek’s Dimensity 800U rather than the Kirin 820 5G platform.
According to one leakster, the new version of Huawei nova 7 SE 5G will have a lower price. The Kirin 820 5G chipset has four Cortex-A76 units that go over 2.2 GHz, with the other four staying at 1.84 GHz. However, the Dimensity 800U has only two powerful A76 cores while the other six are A55 and at 2.0 GHz.
The move is likely in response to the US ban that limits Huawei’s access to manufacturing facilities for its custom-designed chips.