Huawei prepares the launch of a new notebook with ARM SoC

Huawei prepares the launch of a new notebook with ARM SoC

There has been no major news in the notebook world over the past few months (at least for Windows), at least since the AMD Ryzen 5000 and Intel Tiger Lake-H-based systems launched earlier this year. Laptops using Alder Lake-P processors are expected to debut early next year but, apparently, Huawei is gearing up to roll out a new product, called Dyna Cloud L420 - as reported by My Drivers.

Photo Credit: My Drivers The Dyna Cloud L420 will reportedly use a brand new ARM SoC developed in-house by the same company: Kirin 9006C. The SoC will contain eight CPU cores, with the main cores clocked at up to 3.1GHz. Furthermore, it is also assumed that the SoC will feature a new GPU called the Kirin 9000C. Unlike AMD and Intel's x86-64 processors, which rely on 7nm and 10nm process nodes, respectively, the Kirin 9006C uses a 5nm process like the latest mobile chips from Apple and Qualcomm.

According to leaked specs, the Kirin 9006C is paired with just 8GB of LPDDR5 memory and is available with 256 or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The display measures 14 ″ and has a resolution of 2160 × 1440 pixels. On the wireless connectivity front, there is support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 4.2 networks. Wired ports include HDMI, USB-A (x2), USB-C (x1), and GbE via a mini-RJ45 jack. Power comes from a relatively generous 56WHr battery, which is recharged using a USB-C fast charging adapter.

Photo Credit: Huawei Although the Dyna Cloud L420 looks like an attractive product, it is unlikely that it will be marketed in the United States. The company was hit hard by the previous administration's US sanctions, limiting its access to US companies' software and hardware. As a result, the Dyna Cloud L420 [officially] only supports Kirin OS (KOS) and Unity OS (UOS). There is also the possibility that the laptop may receive an upgrade to HarmonyOS in the future.

The Dyna Cloud L420 is the successor to the Qingyun L410, Huawei's first notebook equipped with the Kirin 990 ARM SoC. However, no further information regarding pricing or availability has been released at the moment.

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