Huawei released its latest and most powerful flagship, Kirin 970 just now, they are preparing next flagship processor, Kirin 970, which is quite necessary for them, after all making the processor is much more difficult than smartphones, and they will need to take longer time.
Right now a netizen leaks on Weibo that Kirin 980 processor has been taped out, currently there is no more information, but there is news that it may use 7nm process and Cortex-A75, as for product chain mentioned the image processing has surprise, it may be relative to its own GPU of Huawei.
But it is worthwhile to mention that Kirin 980 processor should be used on Huawei P20 smartphone, why not Huawei P11? Maybe Huawei has planned before, and they have applied for the trademark of Huawei P20.
Therefore, Huawei has been ready for next flagship coming, as for when Kirin 980 come out, it will depend on TSMC 7nm process production speed, but Huawei P20 should be released in the second quarter of next year.