(Huawei's first-generation Changxiang tablet)
Huawei will launch the second generation of the Changxiang series tablet in China and it will be powered by the Kirin 710A processor which is made by SMIC, according to a well-known Weibo blogger.
SMIC stands for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, China’s leading contract chipmaker.
In addition to being powered by the Kirin 710A processor, the tablet also features a 10.1-inch 1920*1200 resolution LCD display, according to Weibo digital blogger @数码闲聊站.
The device will have 2MP front as well as 5MP rear cameras, a 5100 mAh battery, and support for dual speakers.
The first generation Huawei Changxiang tablet was released in 2018 and is priced from 1,299 yuan ($185).
This is not Huawei's first tablet with a chip from SMIC's foundry.
On July 16, Huawei's Honor brand released the Honor Tablet 6 and X6, powered by the Kirin 710A processor.
The Kirin 710A is a down-clocked version of the previous Kirin 710, using SMIC's 14nm process and clocked at 2.0GHz.
The Kirin 710A represents an icebreaker in Chinese semiconductor chip technology.
The Honor Tablet 6 is priced from 1,299 yuan and the Honor Tablet X6 (1,200×800 resolution) is priced from 1,099 yuan.
Since the new Changxiang tablet is rumored to use the same Kirin 710A processor as the Honor Tablet 6, the prices should be similar.