Keeping the calendar last year, Huawei could unveil the latest high-end chipset at the IFA Berlin exhibition, held from 31st August to 5th September. But until then, disclosures from sources close to the company shed some light on the list of specifications.
Thus, we learn about the Kirin 980 that it uses the FinnET 7nm manufacturing process developed by TSMC, much more efficient in terms of energy consumption and scalable at high operating frequencies. Huawei chose to take advantage of both advantages by selecting for the octa-core processor delivered with the Kirin 980 chipset a pair made up of the Cortex-A77 high-performance core and the more efficient Cortex-A55. In configurations 4 + 4, they will be able to reach the 2.8GHz frequency together.
The processing power is supplemented by a neural processing accelerator, developed using newly acquired AI technologies from a company called Cambricorn specializing in this field.
According to rumors, Huawei will also include a proprietary design GPU from the HiSilicon subsidiary. It is 1.5 times faster than the Adreno 630 solution encountered in the current high-end smartphone generation, powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset.
According to preliminary tests with the AnTuTu 7 benchmark, devices equipped with the Kirin 980 chipset offer a massive performance enhancement compared to this smartphone offer. The Kirin 980 chipset could begin with future flagship models, Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro, ready for launch later this year.
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