Kirin 990 to be built on TSMC 7nm process

09 November 2018
Huawei has already started developing its next-gen AI chipset with 5G capabilities.

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Love the Community, 09 Nov 2018Make sure the Kirin 990 has Mali G76 MP20. 10 Graphics core... moreThe 980 already overheat a lot, puting more cores will make it worse. Unless they cheat again, the TDP is limited and more cores will throttle the device faster.

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    • 09 Nov 2018

    the only thing I don't like about Huawei is that the call everything AI
    Nothing they do is related to AI. It's a bit ridiculous. Like trying to impress the uneducated or something.

      Love the Community, 09 Nov 2018LuL did you read the title? It's 7nm process. It's harder n... moreBesides, reaching 7nm is already impressive enough. Heck, even chipsets used in computers haven't even reach a single digit for the manufacturing process, so why advance so quickly?

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        Anonymous, 09 Nov 2018I hope Kirin 990 built on 5nm processLuL did you read the title? It's 7nm process. It's harder nowadays to make it smaller.

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          • 09 Nov 2018

          I hope Kirin 990 built on 5nm process

            Here is an indirect reply to some of the comments below:

            Huawei has stopped "cheating" since the Mate 20 Pro. You can find benchmarks for both the regular mode & performance mode individually for fair comparisons.

            Benchmark scores for the Snapdragon 8150 are out & it is barely ahead of the Kirin 980. Which is downright disappointing from Qualcomm.

            Huawei is progressing at a fast and steady pace. If they keep this up, they'll continue to improve and impress. At the end of the day, they need to please the users, not the haters.

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              Love the Community, 09 Nov 2018Cheat or not, the majority said that Huawei flagships perfo... moreIt’s just as smooth with others but for now. When heavier apps come arise,980 will struggle

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                • 09 Nov 2018

                Huawei going in!!

                  Love the Community, 09 Nov 2018Make sure the Kirin 990 has Mali G76 MP20. 10 Graphics core... moreMore like the maximum number of GPU cores they can put (I read its 28) so they can match Adreno

                    Kirin 980 was a disappointment hope next Kirin can take Snapdragon 2020 head on

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                      • 09 Nov 2018

                      Cheat or not, the majority said that Huawei flagships performed just as smooth or a bit smoother than the fellow flagships using Snapdragon/Exynos. Real life matters.

                      Benchmark numbers doesn't represent social class. Only Brand does.

                        Cheats, lies, behind etc etc. anyway we can like this or not, but all other firms has cheat, lie and try to be late with some stuff to, so no difference..
                        Im not a fanboy of Huawei or other phone brand... Cmon its a damn phone... Only. I am realistic and dont cheat or lie for my self, you or anybody else and there i can see how young this firm is and how fast it expand, rest we can see in sales or are sales list lies to. Im sure all brand only count on sales list in the end.
                        I only can say... Well done Huawei, u wake them all up... or lol

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                          Asphalt-nation, 09 Nov 2018Need to wait K990 for Snapdragon 8150 performance ^^ At ... moreOne year late!? Mali G76 is a relatively new graphics tech. Huawei is just afraid or not competent enough to add more G76 cores to 18.

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                            • 09 Nov 2018

                            So it'll be as fast as next years SD 855/8150 after using cheating on benchmarks? Not surprised if Huawei is still cheating on benchmarks and camera performance like they always do.

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                              Don Hrle, 09 Nov 2018Will it have cheats too? You needn't worry about that, the ones who being charged for slowing their phones to hasten the upgrade for newer models are the cuppertino and Korean, so cheating benchmark doesn't affect irl usage

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                                Don Hrle, 09 Nov 2018Will it have cheats too? Yes, the same way they cheat benchmark on P20.

                                  Need to wait K990 for Snapdragon 8150 performance ^^

                                  At the end of the day Huawei is still one year late

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                                    • 09 Nov 2018

                                    Its probably gonna be slower than SD 855 and the next gen Apple A13 is gonna smoke them both just like usual

                                      So it will be likely the same as 980 Kirin but with a Balon I.E. support for 5G speed having a 5G modem.

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                                        • 09 Nov 2018

                                        Make sure the Kirin 990 has Mali G76 MP20. 10 Graphics cores on 980 is not enough to overthrow SD845's Adreno and Samsung will once again get more G76 cores than Huawei will always ever have.