Huawei’s new Kirin 980 is set to power the upcoming Mate devices. And with only some time before the launch, it’s quite interesting to find out what makes this new chip so special, and what innovations does it bring to the table.
World’s First 7-nanometer (7nm) Mobile Processor
The Kirin 980 is the world’s first Mobile CPU that’s built on the 7nm process. Huawei actually took 3 years to figure out a way of mass-producing it, given that each contain 6.9 billion transistors. As far as results are concerned, this new chip is 20% faster than the previous generation, and yet, is 40% more efficient.
World’s First Cortex Based CPU
The Kirin 980 has been fitted with the new Cortex A76 and Mali G76 processors – the first in the world. The A76 cores are able to bump up performance by 75% compared to the Kirin 970, which ensures that devices that run it can handle demanding tasks with ease. The Mali G76 GPU on the other hand, ensures stunning visuals and stable frame rates even in the most demanding titles, while still boasting a 178% improvement in power efficiency.
World’s First Cat.21 Modem (Up to 1.4 Gbps Download Speed)
The Kirin 980 is the world’s first SoC that supports LTE Cat 21, which is capable of 1.4Gbps downlink. That means users will be able to experience a new level of connectivity whether through video calling, playing online games, streaming media, or in many other scenarios. All thanks to the Kirin 980’s LTE Cat 21 capability and its advanced Hi1103 Wi-Fi module.
Huawei’s new chipset offers more than just raw performance numbers and efficiency. It’s a representation of the commitment to purposeful innovation by unlocking and exploring the possibilities of smarter technology.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.