Huawei launched three new smartphones under the new Nova 5 series in China. While the Nova 5 Pro came with the flagship 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core processor, the Nova 5 is powered by the all-new Kirin 810 octa-core processor. Just like the last year’s Kirin 980 chipset, the new Kirin 810 is also built on the 7nm FinFET node. Now, Huawei is the only company to have two 7nm chipsets. In the coming months, the company will launch third 7nm chipset as the successor to Kirin 980.
The Kirin 810 is also the first-ever chipset in the mid-range segment to adopt the 7nm node. Talking about the CPU, it comes with 2x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.23GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz. While the CPU of the Kirin 810 looks promising, the company also opted for 6-core Mali-G52 GPU running at 820MHz. Huawei is seeing the 7nm Kirin 810 octa-core processor as a competitor to the Qualcomm’s 8nm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform.
The SoC also features a new NPU unit which uses Huawei’s Da Vinci Architecture based on Rubik’s Cube Quantitative Stereo Arithmetic Unit. Coming to the AI tasks, the Kirin 810 is mentioned to have outperformed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 as well. It also comes with a flagship-grade IVP + ISP combination to offer upgraded pixel processing unit along with better white balance algorithm and noise reduction in RAW images. It is also mentioned to perform well in the low-light conditions.
In terms of connectivity, it also supports dual VoLTE technology and Bluetooth 5.0. As of now, the new 7nm Kirin 810 chipset is only limited to high-end smartphones. However, we can expect the company to bring it to the mid-range smartphones in the coming months. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!