On the IFA 2019 in Berlin on Friday, Huawei unveiled its newest flagship cellular processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 990, with an embedded 5G modem. Constructed on the 7nm+ EUV course of node, the SoC is being described by the corporate because the ‘world’s first 5G SoC’ that won’t simply save on area however can even be extra energy environment friendly than present options. Based on Huawei, the built-in modem chip will supply obtain speeds of as much as 2.3Gbps and add speeds of as much as 1.25Gbps.

As for its tech specs, it comes with an octa-core CPU with 4 highly effective Cortex-A76 cores and 4 power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Whereas two of the A76 cores are clocked at 2.86GHz, the opposite two have clock speeds of as much as 2.36Ghz. The A55 cores, in the meantime, are clocked at as much as 1.95GHz. The chipset additionally comes with a 16-core Mali G76 GPU for gaming and different graphics processing wants.

The Kirin 990 additionally comes with a devoted quad-core NPU (neural processing unit) that can be used for voice and face recognition duties. Constructed on the brand new Da Vinci Structure, the chip won’t solely assist Huawei’s personal HiAI platform, but in addition Fb’s Tensorflow and Google’s Android NN applied sciences.

The Kirin 990 can be first seen in motion within the Mate 30 lineup later this yr earlier than making its technique to different Huawei and Honor units, together with presumably, the Mate X. Nonetheless, on condition that the corporate’s destiny nonetheless hangs within the steadiness pending a decision of the escalating commerce battle between the US and China, will probably be fascinating to see how that can have an effect on the corporate’s plans going ahead.


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