Earlier today, we have reported that the Qualcomm’s first 7nm Chipset might come with a new name which, however, was being expected to be the world’s first 7nm chip. Now it seems that Huawei is going to be the first to introduce world’s first 7nm based chip the Kirin 980 for its Mate 20 series. According to South African media on Tuesday via Gearburn, Huawei is developing a new SoC, system on Chip called the Kirin 980 which will be powering the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 2o Pro series which will be launch in October this year.
However, its been a few months since Huawei introduced its latest Kirin 970 SoC for the P20 and Mate 10 series. The report also stated that the Chinese manufacturer detailed its new 980 chip in an official release issued to the South African media.
The chipset will also be based on TSMC’s 7nm manufacturing process which is said to “improves processor speed by approximately 20% and consumes approximately 40% less power compared to its 10nm counterpart.”
“As to the NPU, murmurs in the market indicate that the Kirin 980 will also feature a new iteration of the AI processor that feature improved AI performance,” the company adds.
The Huawei Mate 20 series will be launched in October, but there is no exact date has officially been announced as yet.