Chinese smartphone maker Huawei unveiled the world's first 5G solution-ready commercial 7nm (nanometre) chipset Kirin 980 which is believed to be the most powerful smartphone SoC, equipped with Artificial Intelligence capabilities. "It looks smaller than my nail, but it is the most powerful and intelligent SoC chipset for smartphones introduced so far," Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said while unveiling the chipset.
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The powerful Kirin 980 chipset will be launched in Huwaei's Mate 20 series which is expected to be launched next month.
"The Kirin 980 will be used in smartphones and tablets," Benjamin Wang, Deputy General Manager, Wireless Chipset Business Unit, Huawei Consumer Business Group, told reporters.
In an octa-core configuration, the CPU in Kirin 980 is comprised of two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores; two high-efficiency Cortex-A76 cores; and two extreme efficiency Cortex-A55 cores, the company said.
Huawei Mate 20 expected Key Specs:
1. Waterdrop notch
2. Triple rear cameras
3. Kirin 980 chipset
4. 4200mAh battery
5. 6.3" AMOLED screen
6. 2244 x 1080 display
7. Wireless charging
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8. Android Pie (EMUI 9) operating system
9. 3.5mm headphone jack on top
10. USB Type-C charging port