Original article: The Kirin 990 chips were unveiled to the world a little before they starred inside the Mate 30 - with state-of-the-art manufacturing technology TSMC And a significantly enlarged graphical core
The biggest Chinese smartphone maker has taken advantage of the largest IFA exhibition in Europe to provide us with a juicy announcement that is just a teaser for another big announcement coming in just under two weeks - chip The Kirin 990, which will actually be a family of two products with similar names and slightly different characteristics, with the highlight being in the Kirin 990 5G which will first contain a modem Mobile phones Built with support for second generation, third generation, fourth generation and of course the new generation that is gaining momentum in some developed countries across the globe.
Kirin 990 5G is based on the second-generation X-ray lithography of the Taiwanese TSMC, which incorporates several EUV phases Extreme Ultra Violet) in production that allow for more economical and efficient chips - with a pair of large and powerful Cortex A76 cores at maximum up to 2.86GHz, an additional Cortex A76 core at 2.36GHz designed to deliver greater processing power at a more efficient work point, and four Cortex AXNX small cores Implement more basic activity with maximum efficiency.
The Kirin 990 5G will feature an enlarged graphical Mali-G76 core with 16 maximum frequency processing clusters of 700MHz, instead of the Mali G76 core with ten Kirin 980 processing threads running the Mate 20 and P30 storage models In the UFS 2.1 and UFS 3.0 standards, a computational learning system in architecture called Da Vinci with a pair of large processing units and one tiny processing unit to be operated in accordance with the required task - and such a built-in Balong 5G modem, which is currently in the chassis chip Separate on motherboard and not inside chip The main processing.
The standard Kirin 990 chip (or Kirin 990 4G, if you will) will be based on our currently known TSMC manufacturing process at 7 nm, without EUV stages, with a pair of 76GHz Cortex A2.86 cores, a maximum additional Cortex A76 cores Of 2.09GHz, four cortex A55 cores at maximum 1.86GHz frequency and the same Mali-G76 elaborate core with 16 processing clusters. The Kirin 990 4G will include a built-in Balong modem with support for only second, third and fourth generation networks and also include a small computational learning processing system with a large single Da Vinci core and a single tiny core - all of which allow the chip to be smaller than the version5G, At a minimum of 10 percent.
The Kirin 4 990 models are available for use now, and the first versions of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will be available in stores - while the Kirin 990 models 5G Will be available at a later date, and probably less relevant for the Israeli market in the first phase due to the reasonable assumption that some smart devices will be similar but more expensive. In any case, it would be intriguing to examine this pair of chips working side by side - and compare the actual power consumption and performance obtained from two different innovative technological manufacturing processes.
updating: B-Huawei Distribute new teaser to confirm another smart model based on the Kirin 990 - the Honor Vera 30 5G. We still do not know when exactly this will happen given that the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro models were introduced less than six months ago, but considering European prices starting at 500 euros for this pair - the Vera 30 5G May be very interesting with all this innovative processing power inside.