Huawei Mate 20 with new Kirin 980 SoC confirmed; to reportedly launch in October

The Kirin 980 SoC is said to be the first 7nm smartphone processor

  • Published: August 16, 2018 5:21 PM IST

There has been plenty of buzz around Huawei’s Mate 20 series of smartphones. Now the company has officially confirmed that its flagship smartphone will be featuring the company’s new high-end Kirin 980 chipset.

According to Gearburn, Huawei had sent press release to the African media, which states the new Mate 20 to be powered by the Kirin 980 SoC.  It further states that the new chipset will be featuring an octa-core CPU, out of which four are A76 cores and four are A55 cores. The larger cores are touted to have maximum clock speeds of 2.8GHz.

Huawei also claims the new chipset to be first one to feature the 7nm process, which can boost performance by 20 percent while improving battery efficiency by 40 percent. Currently both Apple and Samsung have also been reported to be working on 7nm processors for their upcoming flagship smartphones.

As the Mate 10 was launched last year in October, the Mate 20 is also expected to be unveiled around the same time this year. The press release only mentions the Mate 20, but previous rumors have also suggested Huawei to launch the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite. While the former is said to come with the same Kirin 980 SoC, the Mate 20 Lite is expected to feature a much modest Kirin 710 chipset.

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Coming back to the Huawei Mate 20, the smartphone is expected to come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, with a notch at the top. The smartphone is also suggested to feature a triple camera setup similar to the one seen on Huawei P20 Pro. While the specifications are not known, the front camera is also said to come equipped with 3D face recognition technology.

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  • Published Date: August 16, 2018 5:21 PM IST