Huawei’s next generation flagship chipset Kirin 980 seems all set for a debut at IFA 2018. It will be the first 7nm SoC ever to launch in the market. Recently during a closed-door event, Richard Yu (CEO of Huawei) had confirmed that the Kirin 980 will be the first chip ever made using the 7nm fabrication process.
Previously, the details about the Huawei Kirin 980 SoC were leaked by Chinese website ITHome. Now there is another leak on the block, and this time around there are some benchmarking screenshots obtained by Chinese news portal CNMO (via GSMArena).
According to the benchmark screenshots, the Kirin 980 will be an octa-core CPU with four cores of Cortex-A77, and four cores of Cortex-A55 configuration. The A77 cores are seen to be clocked at 2.8 GHz, while the clock speeds of the Cortex-A55 cores are unknown. This is in line with the previous leak, where it was reported to feature the maximum clock speed for the module at 2.8GHz for the four powerful Cortex-A77 cores.
Further, the RAM is listed as LPDDR4X, and Mali-G72 MP24 as the GPU. The GPU is said to be 1.5 times faster than the Adreno 630 GPU. Qualcomm uses the Adreno 630 GPU with its top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 SoC.
The benchmark specs sheet also mentions a second-generation NPU. It is said to deliver AI-driven features like the Qualcomm 845 on chip. It could also support triple ISP to make the image processing faster.
Huawei has already sent out media invites for its IFA 2018 keynote. The event has been scheduled for August 31 in Berlin, Germany. Here, the company is most likely to launch the flagship mobile chipset, and we are expecting Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro to be the first phones with the HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC.