Huawei MateBook with Kirin 9006C chipset set to release in 2022
Huawei is releasing another series of laptops that are geared towards enterprises and government agencies rather than consumers. A new leak has revealed that the company is working on a new Qingyun L420 laptop that will be powered by a Kirin 9006C SoC.
Previously, the Chinese tech giant had launched its first ARM based laptop, the L410, earlier this year, which had the same design as the MateBook 14 notebook. It was also equipped with a 14 inch screen with 2K resolution and was powered by a Kirin 990 processor, which is a 7nm chip, and ran the UOS (Unity Operating System). Now, the successor to this laptop is apparently in the works and will also feature a HiSilicon Kirin processor. Although, this laptop is a Kirin 9006C processor that has never been seen prior to this.
According to a new leak, the new chipset is based on the 5nm process and features eight cores (possibly a variant of the Kirin 9000). Its core clock speeds can reach up to 3.13GHz and even features an integrated graphics card. Furthermore, this chip will reportedly offer improved performance over its predecessor along with improvements in energy efficiency. The leak adds that the display is still a 14 inch 2K panel while the body is made from an aluminum alloy that has a maximum thickness of 15.9m and weighs just 1.45 kilograms. In other words, its clearly a business oriented lightweight notebook.
As per the report, the new Qingyun L420 laptop will be powered by a 56Whr battery pack that supports 65W fast charging from a USB C port. Other ports include USB A and one USB C along with an HDMI, mini RJ-45, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. For memory, it offers 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. Connectivity options also reportedly include WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 4.2. Notably, this laptop will even run on two different operating systems, namely UOS and KOS. Keep in mind that this is still an unconfirmed leak so take it with a pinch of salt for now.