Huawei has unleashed the next generation processor, Kirin 980 and it’s the most powerful processor ever made. Despite all sanctions from the US, Huawei is getting stronger and stronger. The company recently overtook Apple as the 2nd largest smartphone company based on sales while edging closer to Samsung. The Kirin 980 is more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 which is found in most flagship phones.
Commenting on the launch,Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, said: “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, and this year, we’ve designed an all-round powerhouse that not only features outstanding AI capabilities, but also brings cutting-edge raw performance to consumers.Equipped with all-new CPU, GPU and Dual NPU, the Kirin 980 is the ultimate engine to power the next-generation productivity and entertainment applications”.
Kirin 980 vs Snapdragon 845
Highlights of Huawei Kirin 980 SoC
Up to 2.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A76 + up to 1.9 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A76 + up to 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A55, i8 co processor
720 MHz ARM Mali-G76MP10 GPU
TSMC 7nm process
Memory: 4x 16-bit LPDDR4X at 2133MHz
Dual Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
Dual ISP with 46% increase in performance
Video: HDR10; 4K at 60fps decoding, 4K at 30fps encoding
Integrated Multi-mode 4G LTE Modem – Category 21 FDD / TDD for downloads (up to 1.4 Gbps), 4 x 4 MIMO, 5CC CA, 256QAM; 200 Mbps downloads, 2×2 MIMO, 1x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
5G ready with Balong 5000 Modem
The problem is top smartphone companies like Samsung, SONY, LG, Apple will be afraid of using this powerful chipset because of sanctions American government placed on Huawei which is purely political. They don’t want to lose their American market share. They know if they use equipment from Huawei, the big hammer of the US government will fall on their heads. But then Huawei has proven to the world you can still make your money without United States. The first smartphone that will be powered by the Kirin 980 is the Huawei Mate 20 series expected to launch September/October