Huawei to use TSMC’s 7nm Node for Kirin 990 SoC, to Feature 5G Modem

Not very long ago, we have seen Huawei introducing its Kirin 980 chipset with AI features and 1.4 Gbps of download speeds. The chipset was used in Mate 20 series and might be used in the upcoming flagships from Huawei. According to a few sources, the Chinese company has started working on its next chipset and it should be Kirin 990. Few reports from China claim that TSMC will be building the chipset on the 7nm processor and the insiders from the industries also claim that the subsidiary manufacturer HiSilicon has invested approximately CNY 200 Million ($28 Million) in research and development.

The first chipset built on 7nm process was Kirin 980 with Cortex-A76 cores and its successor is also expected to be coming with similar architecture that includes the number of transistors and power consumption rates. Moreover, it will be advertised as Balong 5000 modem and will be certified for the upcoming 5G speeds. Nothing is more is known as of now but the production should be starting in the first quarter of 2019.

Huawei announced it Kirin 980 SoC at the IFA earlier this year at Berlin and the key selling point was the worlds first 7nM chip that provides power and efficiency gains. This chipset uses 8-Core CPU design with 2x high-performance Cortex-A76 and also 2x power-efficient Cortex-A76 cores. It was the worlds first dual-NPU chipset alight with Mali-G76 GPU. It offers Dual ISP with 46 percent performance upgrade and comes with many features like HDR color reproduction technology, Multi-pass noise reduction and with motion tracking. Let us wait for few more days for the company to unveil more details about the latest chipset. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar and comment in the section below if you have more queries on the same.

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