According to Huawei’s past practice, the flagship Kirin processor will be released in the fall and will be the first used on Huawei’s new Mate series. Although the US imposed further sanctions on Huawei in May, the company is still scheduled to release the Mate 40 in October, which is equipped with a 5nm kirin processor and will be able to supply about 8 million Mate 40 units in the fourth quarter, according to a report on Weibo, @Phone chipset Talent.
As for the 5nm Kirin chip, @RODENT950 previously revealed that Huawei’s next flagship chip will be named Kirin 1000 and will be made by TSMC’s 5nm process. Kirin 1000, whose codenamed Baltimore, will be based on the Cortex A77 or A78 (considering kirin 990 5G is based on the Cortex-A76).
Normally, Kirin’s flagship chip will precede the debut of the Mate series and will be the first used on the Mate series. However, this year due to the epidemic and the US economic sanctions, there is no information to confirm the authenticity of the above revelations.