Huawei to Use only 4G versions of the Snapdragon 778G and Next Year's Snapdragon 898
The Snapdragon 778G is the same chip that powers Android heavyweights like the Galaxy S21 line, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, Qualcomm sells the component to Huawei without support for 5G. According to a Weibo post from Digital Chat Station (via GizChina), Huawei will also order 4G versions of the Snapdragon 778G chipset for its phones not considered to be flagship models (like the rumored Nova 9 series). And when the Snapdragon 898 is unveiled next year, Huawei will use a 4G version of that chip for next year's flagship phones.
The Nova 9 series will be unveiled this month. Based on the filings that Huawei submitted for China's 3C certification system, the Nova 9 will be made up of two models offering fast charging. The base model charges at 66W while the premium model charges at 100W. The Nova 9 is expected to be equipped with a 4500mAh battery compared to 4000mAh for the Nova 9 Pro. The design of the Nova 9 series will reportedly resemble that of the Nova 8, sporting an oval-shaped rear camera module in the upper left corner.