Kirin 990 unveiled, built on the 7nm+ process and features integrated 5G modem

06 September 2019
The new Kirin 990 is more powerful and more efficient than the competition.

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NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019Ssmsung, Apple and TSMC are working on 5nm and 3nm nodes as we s... morethat is manufacturing process, 7nm EUV is latest , wtf. is "next gen SoC" ?

NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019Finally, welcome to the 8K family but Apple's A13 (8K@60/120fps)... moreAnd then they will put the A13 into iPhone and it will never see its full potential ever again.

NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019Ssmsung, Apple and TSMC are working on 5nm and 3nm nodes as we s... moreApple is not working on anything, they do not manufacture.

Blutbad-fuchsbau, 06 Sep 2019Wait what? If this 5G integrated chip isn't competition, then I ... more"they" won´t improve shit, cause they are not manufacturing it. TSMC does. They are reliable on which manufacturing process TSMC offers them.

MadMel, 06 Sep 2019which SoC is next gen , enlighten us ?Ssmsung, Apple and TSMC are working on 5nm and 3nm nodes as we speak, releasing soon.

NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019Finally, welcome to the 8K family but Apple's A13 (8K@60/120fps)... moreTrue, but it is all specmanship.

The current sensor+lens combos in smartphones CANNOT even fully resolve 4K lines of video.

The whole 8K is silly marketing.

Improve the optics, improve the sensors, improve the DSP, improve the codecs.

After 5 years we can start talking.

Real resolution in actual video recordings is what matters, not some marketing numbers.

Wonder which phone will be first 8K phone... we may know soon

NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019Finally, welcome to the 8K family but Apple's A13 (8K@60/120fps)... moreAt least it was released before A13 unlike SD865 which will be released *after* A13 but still inferior to it in most aspects... ¯\_(-_-)_/¯

Love the Community, 06 Sep 2019Sadly, it's underspecced. The worst offender that the 5G Modem i... moreThe biggest reason behind the huge size and the power inefficiency of Balong 5000 modem was that it also supports 3G and 4G connectivity on top of 5G. Now they built the 5G modem inside the SoC, it should perform a lot better.

Finally, welcome to the 8K family but Apple's A13 (8K@60/120fps) will soon be released and will smash this 1 - 2 week short-lived so-called champion,

I'm disappointed that they stuck with Cortex-A76 and Mali-G76 this time around, but considering how much physically larger it is compared to Kirin 980 despite having more space-efficient EUV process node, I can guess that they couldn't afford larger A77 and G77 cores. It seems that the improved NPU and integrated 5G modems are taking a lot of spaces inside the SoC.
Still looking forward to see how it will compare against Exynos 9825 and SD855+ especially in terms of graphics, though...

  • Love the Community

Sadly, it's underspecced. The worst offender that the 5G Modem is the same Balong 5000 modem that lagged behind Qualcomm and Samsung's 5G Modems when it comes to 5G speeds and electrical efficiency.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2019Exactly. Kirin 990 will be at the top for about 4 months mayb... moreGiven that the next year's Galaxy S series won't be available until May(as it always has been), I would say Kirin will hold an advantage for up to next 6 months.

ProJames-CHM, 06 Sep 2019Yep. A bit improved process, AI NPU and integrated 5G NSA (half ... morewhich SoC is next gen , enlighten us ?

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Thomasarboles, 06 Sep 2019They really stayed with the g76..... Are you kidding me?Could have waited a bit longer for g77 the s11 probably will have that

  • Kenzo

Wow! Impressive!
Sadly Apple is still lagging behind

NotAnOpinion, 06 Sep 2019It will not as long as the US ban is still placed on Huawei. Hua... moreis Samsung also banned , cuz i don't see those future tech on Exynos either ?

Blutbad-fuchsbau, 06 Sep 2019Wait what? If this 5G integrated chip isn't competition, then I ... moreIt will not as long as the US ban is still placed on Huawei. Huawei is banned from using future ARM's tech.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2019Huawei tries to up their game but just after 4-5 months it becom... moreConsidering how new Huawei is to the chip game I'd call it impressive

Mediatek still can't compete in flagship space and they've been around for a while

Huawei: now I'm the winner.

Apple: wait for five days. U LL be out of competition.


A13 storm!!!!!!!!