Huawei, one of China’s most prominent technology firms is currently working on its new chipset called kirin 990 along with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). This chipset is likely to be launched in the first quarter of 2019.
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As per media reports, the processor will feature the second-generation 7nm process and is likely to be the first ever 5G-ready chip made by the company. As per Gizmo China, several industry chain sources suggest that Huawei has already started working on the Kirin 990 SoC. The cost of testing of the Kirin 990 chipset is reportedly quite expensive. To be specific, each test requires an investment of around 200 million Yuan, according to Gizmo China. This processor chipset is expected to come with the “Balong 5000 5G” modem.
A highly advanced fabrication technology will be used to manufacture the Kirin 990 that offers about 20% increased transistor density, about 10% less power consumption, and 10% improved overall performance. This performance is compared to the chipsets built using the first generation 7nm from TSMC, according to the Android Headlines.
Huawei had earlier launched its Kirin 980 chip at IFA in Berlin last August, which mainly acts as a powering source for all its flagship devices. In the Indian market, the chipset will make its debut in the fourth quarter of this year. Moreover, as per Huawei Consumer Businesses Group CEO, Richard Yu had confirmed that the first smartphone that would be powered by the Kirin 980 chipset will belong to the Mate 20 series. This smartphone will be launched in London on October 16. As per reports, the Kirin 980 is the first ever SoC to sport a modem that supports the LTE category 21 which can run a downlink of 1.4 GBPS, said Huawei.