Huawei introduced the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G chipsets

Huawei introduced the flagship chipset withnative 5G support - a system based on the Kirin 990 5G chip. Being the first platform in the world with an integrated rather than an added 5P modem, it is also the most compact of the existing ones. And it seems that the most powerful one - the test data presented by the company look very impressive.

A mysterious device based on the Kirin 990 5G chipsetunder the name “Huawei Dev Phone” (presumably the Huawei Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro) passed the AI ​​benchmark test, which showed 76,206 points, while the previous one in the Honor 20S ranking based on HiSilicon Kirin 810 showed 35,130 points.

Kirin 990 5G is manufactured using the 7-nm + EUV process. It includes more than 10 billion transistors.

The new neural processor module NPU Da Vinci is represented by “large” and “small” cores, which provides both high performance and significant energy efficiency.

Enrgo efficiency here generally paid quitea lot of space: in particular, the desire not to lose in this parameter explains the decision to use Cortex-A76 as a high-performance core, although there are already newer and more powerful Cortex-A77s.

Kirin 990 5G has two Cortex-A76 coreswith a frequency of 2.86 GHz, two Cortex-A76 2.36 GHz and 4 Cortex-A55 with a frequency of 1.95 GHz. The graphics processor is a 16-core version of the Mali-G76, which no one has had before.

Together with Kirin 990 5G its version without5G support is Kirin 990. With the exception of the Baolong 5000 modem, everything is the same here, except for lower frequencies: 2xCortex-A76 2.86 GHz + 2xCortex-A76 2.09 GHz + 4xCortex-A55 1.86 GHz.

One of the first smartphones based on the latest [Kirin 990 5G]] will be the Honor V30, aka Honor Vera 30.

In addition, it has already been announced that the handsome Huawei Mate X with a folding screen will be released in two versions: on the Kirin 980, as promised during its announcement, and on the Kirin 990 5G.

Tatyana Kobelskaya