Huawei is preparing to introduce a smartphone Mate 20 Pro, which received a 7-nm processor Kirin 980. The official presentation of the device is scheduled for October 16 – it will be held in London. However, the top managers of the Chinese company are already actively promoting the novelty: at an event in Dubai, one of them said that the Kirin 980 will be faster than the Apple A12 Bionic, which can be found in the new iPhone.
Work on the next chip Kirin was conducted for three years. It contains 6.9 billion transistors – the same as in the mobile processor Apple. True, comparisons of specific indicators of Kirin 980 with A12 in Huawei are avoided, mentioning as a point of reference the previous generation of its own chips.
So, the computing capabilities of the Kirin 980 (CPU) will be 75% faster than the current generation chip, the graphics subsystem (GPU) will run 46% faster. Energy efficiency will increase by 57% for the CPU and 178% for the GPU.