Hardware of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro that shouldn't be there are seen in the teardown video

By Ariyan Mahmud
20 September, 2023
8 months ago
3 Mins Read

Politicians and companies were left astonished after a Huawei Mate 60 Pro breakdown, wondering how Huawei was able to obtain a 7nm chipset with 5G capabilities. This shouldn't be possible under the present sanctions. However, it is now.

Here's another phone teardown, but this time it's in English rather than Chinese. It doesn't really clarify the issue, though. The motherboard of the phone is visible here:

The SK Hynix RAM chips that are placed above the HiSilicon Kirin 9000s chipset can be seen instead of the chipset itself. The company claims it hasn't sold to Huawei since the sanctions took effect in 2020, therefore SK initiated an investigation into how just those got their way into the Mate 60 Pro.

You may have seen the PBKreviews drop test, which demonstrated the durability of Huawei's Kunlun 2 glass. This is fortunate because the phone's 6.82" LTPO AMOLED display proved to be extremely challenging to remove and was permanently broken during the extraction process.

Finally, a repairability score of 5/10 was given to the Huawei Mate 60 Pro. It is tough to change most items because removing the display is necessary to gain access to the internals.