During the IFA 2018 exhibition, Huawei CEO Richard Yu announced the release of the new Kirin 980 processor. The chipset should become an attribute of the company’s most productive smartphones, thanks to the built-in AI and the world’s first 7-nanometer process technology.
Last year, we demonstrated to the world the potential of artificial intelligence in the device with the Kirin 970, and this year we developed a universal platform that not only has outstanding AI capabilities, but also offers consumers the most advanced features. Equipped with the latest chipsets Kirin 980 – this is the ideal engine for increased performance of smartphones and entertainment applications of the next generation, – says Richard Yu.
According to the developers of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (short for TSMC), the 7-nm process technology has increased the performance of the smartphone by 20%, and also increased the processor’s performance up to 40%, compared to 10 nanometers. Kirin itself is based on two cores Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55, which gives an increase of 58%, compared with the previous generation. Thus, smartphones from Huawei will be able to expand capabilities in terms of performance and multitasking.
Recently, companies are making big bets on mobile gaming. Huawei did not stand aside and integrated the Mali-G76 graphics processor into the Kirin 980. The company promises a 46% increase in graphics processing power and increased energy efficiency. The graphics controller will also use the AI capabilities to allocate CPU resources during the game.
Recall that the first smartphone on the Kirin 980 will be Huawei Mate 20. It will go on sale in October this year.