In October, Huawei showed the flagship line of smartphones. Representatives of the Mate 20 received large frameless displays with a decent resolution, protection against dust and splashes, as well as a quick charge function. The devices are also distinguished by triple cameras, which easily create masterpieces, even at night. Another common feature is the new Kirin 980. And although the announcement took place a couple of weeks ago, sources have already told about the next generation of the chip.
Kirin 980 is a tough eight-core nutlet. The two top core Cortex-A76 operate at a clock frequency of 2.6 GHz, another two Cortex-A76 – at 1.92 GHz, and the remaining four are Cortex-A55 with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. The developers talked about the three main differences between the new chip: performance and energy efficiency, connectivity, and the “intellectual” component. Also, the Kirin 980 is 75 percent ahead of the previous line, and the chart advantage is 46 percent.
The combination allows you to produce good numbers in benchmark tests. For example, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was ahead of most modern Android flagships, although it was inferior to the new Apple smartphones.
The new Kirin 990 will be even more impressive, GSMArena reports. The chipset will be based on a 7-nanometer processor from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). According to insiders, a subsidiary of HiSilicon has already invested about $ 28 million in research and development.
Kirin 990 will retain the architecture of the current flagship, including the number of transistors and the level of energy consumption. At the same time, he will be the first to receive a Balong 5000 modem certified for 5G speeds. Production will begin in the first quarter of 2019 – just then we are waiting for more details about the new “monster.”
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