Huawei’s Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

Huawei’s Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

Huawei’s Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7nm mobile SoC

Such design, as well as the fact that it is made on TSMC's 7nm manufacturing process, let Huawei make some bold claims, suggesting it could bring up to a 20 percent performance boost and up to a 40 percent performance improvement when it comes to power efficiency, l compared to the Kirin 970, which was not half bad either. This solution designates the large high-performance cores to handle immediate, intensive workloads; the large, high-efficiency cores to provide sustained performance; and ultra-efficiency cores to tackle every day, light activities with extreme power efficiency.

"The Kirin 980 is the ultimate engine to power the next-generation productivity and entertainment applications", Yu added, as reported by IANS.

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is all set to launch its Huawei Mate 20 series in October this year. Not only is the Kirin 980 the world's first commercially available 7nm chipset - sourced from TSMC - it also packs in an all-new Kirin CPU subsystem with Flex-Scheduling technology, an all-new Mali-G76 GPU, a fourth-generation ISP and lots of new AI smarts courtesy an all-new Dual NPU. Around front, the new handset has a 24MP "Fusion Pixel" camera with an aperture of f/2.0 that's also coupled with a 2MP camera.

AI is seemingly synonymous with Huawei and the Kirin 980 packs in even more punch when it comes to on-device - local - AI tasks.

Huawei has also improved the graphics capabilities of its mobile processor by including the powerful Mali-G76 GPU on its Kirin 980 chipset. The smartphone is expected to be powered by company's mid segment Kirin 710 processor. Huawei says the Kirin 980 is capable of recognizing 4,500 images per minute, a 120 percent improvement over the Kirin 970.

For better optics, Huawei integrated its proprietary fourth-generation ISP into the SoC. The Kirin 980 adopts a new pipeline dedicated to processing video captures, allowing the camera module to shoot videos with 33 per cent shorter delay. According to Huawei's testing, the Kirin 980 tallied an average frame rate of 59.3 FPS compare to 48.5 FPS for the Snapdragon 845.

In regards to connectivity, the 980 has the world's first modem supporting LTE Cat.21, which has a peak download speed of 1.4Gbps.

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