Huawei Pura 70 series: Milestone or misconception?

The origin of the Pura 70 components is unknown as Huawei has maintained secrecy
An undated image of the Huawei Pura 70 series. — Huawei
An undated image of the Huawei Pura 70 series. — Huawei

Huawei's Pura70 series claims to include 90% of its components sourced from Chinese partners. This will be an important milestone, reducing dependence on US-dominated foreign suppliers. However, the CEO of Formalhaut Techno Solutions, a Japanese electronics consultancy firm, declined to analyse the smartphones, saying they had not received any products for review.

The origin of the Pura 70 components is unknown, as Huawei maintained secrecy. The Pura 70 Ultra has a Sony sensor, while the others have an OmniVision camera, which is part of Chinese semiconductor maker Firmwill Semiconductor.

Earlier, rumours suggested that the company's official announcement lacked detailed information about the Kirin 9010. The Kirin 9010 is largely manufactured from SMIC using the same 7nm process as the Kirin 9000S in last year's Mate 60 family.

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The Huawei Pura 70 series controversy has triggered buying excitement among users. All major sales channels are reportedly out of stock, selling at inflated prices in the secondary market. Apart from the top-end Pura 70 Ultra model, more than 90% of key components in other Pura 70 series models come from mainland Chinese brands. This indicates that Huawei is making progress towards achieving 100% Chinese production for its smartphones, as reported by wccftech news.

Chinese suppliers such as OFILM, Lens Technology, Goertek, Changying Precision, Sunny Optical, BOE, and Crystal Optoelectronics Sony—in addition to providing core processors, panels, cases, batteries, lenses, heat dispassion, and acoustic components for the Pura 70 lineup, except for the Sony-supplied main camera in the Pura 70 Ultra.

Huawei has achieved almost complete localisation of smartphone manufacturing, except for high-end processors limited by the wafer fabrication process (Kirin 9010) and high-end main cameras.