Huawei claims it’s new chip Kirin 980 will replace Snapdragon 845

Huawei Kirin 980 is the World’s First Commercial 7nm Chipset, To Power Mate 20 Series and Honor Magic 2

This is the first SoC that will make 7-nanometer process technology and the first platform with a new processor cores Cortex-A76.

Last but not the least, 980 is the world's first smartphone chipset to feature the LTE Cat.21 that means downlink at 1.4 Gbps and with the Hi1103, the peak download speed goes up to 1.7 Gbps.

When we reviewed the Huawei P20 here, the camera is indeed fantastic. Mali-G76 utilises AI to intelligently identify gaming workloads and adjust resource allocation for optimal gaming performance.

The Kirin 980 is also the first in the world to feature the Mali-G76 GPU.

With dual MPU, it performs AI-assisted image recognition tasks at a rate of 4,500 images per minute. As confirmed by Huawei previously, the Mate 20 series will be the first to be powered by the new Kirin 980 7nm processor. The HiSilicon Kirin 980 is the latest chipset from the company, which is the successor to the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC. Moreover, the Kirin chip's enhanced AI helps power efficiency with its accurate and intelligent prediction of load requirements, making it more responsive to the power needs of the user - both when the chip needs to power up and when it needs to slow down to save energy. The new ISP also provides better support for multi-camera configurations, as well as an all-new HDR color reproduction technology that can manipulate picture contrast to highlight objects on various parts of an image.

When quizzed in a group interview about Huawei's recent impressive sales performance, Yu gave a lengthy response where he said "Mate 20 will be even better [than the P20 Pro]... and next year the P30 will be even better".

In addition, the Kirin 980 has a new way of implementing what's known in smartphone processor circles as "big little" processing. In fact, the event is expected to witness the launch of three devices in the Mate series: the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite. The Morpho Aurora was inspired by the Morpho butterfly, while the Pearl White exudes the same elegance as the iridescent mother-of-pearl. For more details, please visit HuaweiCanada.ca. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei's global network is built on nearly 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. HUAWEI is committed to providing leading-edge technology to Canadian operators, customers and consumers.

Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world's population.

All data and benchmark results are based on internal testing.

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