According to Reuters, Qualcomm has received permission to sell 4G chips to Huawei. The source writes that the exception in the US blacklisting specifically refers to 4G chips, which is of great importance as it means that neither the Snapdragon 865 nor the upcoming Snapdragon 875 can be used.
Several of Qualcomm’s 2020 mid-range chips also have integrated 5G modems. The exception should therefore have limited significance for Huawei. The telecom giant is unlikely to produce new flagship chips after the Kirin 9000 that sits in the Mate 40, unless something changes in the US blacklisting.
Richard Yu feared at the beginning of autumn that the Kirin 9000 will be the last generation of Kirin for the upper price segment.