It was through a short video that Huawei revealed that it will be introducing its new processor as early as IFA 2019. Named Kirin 990, this will be China's latest top SoC and is expected to board the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
The event will take place on September 6, in the context of Huawei's conference at the last major technology fair of the year. This component is expected to be one of the main attractions of this event.
Kirin 990 will bring more power and 5G
The watchwords of the teaser released by Huawei are "rethink", "evolution" and 5G. The first two choices give rise to various interpretations, but the reference to 5G does not fool anyone.
The Kirin 990 will be compatible with the new mobile connectivity standard. Rumors suggest that this modem will be included in the processor, which will not include the Balong 5000.
This additional component is present in the Huawei Mate 20X, the only Chinese model ever present in the 5G compatible market. If the Kirin 990 includes this modem in its structure, we will have more energy efficiency and less physical space occupied inside the smartphone.
The Kirin 990 will be built by TSMC using its EUV ultraviolet process based on 7 nanometer lithography. This will result in the inclusion of more transistors in the same space, which will give you more power and lower power consumption.
60fps 4K recording will be a reality on the Kirin 990
It is even advanced that Huawei's next top processor will be able to record 4K video at 60fps. If this is confirmed, this will be the first Chinese SoC with such potentiality.
Artificial Intelligence won't be forgotten in the Kirin 990, with the inclusion of Huawei's new Da Vinci architecture-based neural processing unit. This means performing more operations per second.
The first models to make use of the new Kirin 990 are expected to be the Huawei Mate 30 family. The expectation around these new high-end tops is high and will be made official on 19 September.
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