The new chip Kirin 990 will be made on 7-nanometer technology.
Huawei is working on a successor to the Kirin processor 980 and is planning to introduce a novelty in the first quarter of 2019.
The new chip Kirin 990 will also be made at the 7-nanometer technology.
Kirin 980 was the first chipset built on a 7-nm process, with the first cores Cortex-A76. While Kirin 990 will have similar architecture, including a number of transistors and power consumption, it will be advertised as the first processor 5000 Balong modem that is certified for speeds 5G.
If you compare the new CPU model Kirin 980, it will be 10% more energy efficient and more productive. Information on other technical characteristics were reported.
According to the source, the processor Kirin Huawei 990 is already being tested with TSMC to prepare it to be released in early 2019. Industry insiders claim that subsidiary manufacturer HiSilicon invested about 200 million yuan in research and development that totals more than $28 million.
The announcement of Kirin 990 is expected in the first quarter of this year. It is very likely that the platform will present at the MWC 2019 at the end of February and the first smartphones based on it will appear on sale in April-may.