For many years, Europe's largest electronics show, IFA, was the place Huawei chose to uncover a new Mate, the largest of its flagship telephones. That's not the case in 201
But to claim our appetite, Huawei gave us a preview of what is expected to drive Mate 20. On Friday at the Berlin fair, it turned out that Kirin 980, its home-linked phone chip, is an answer to Apple's own brand A series chipset and Qualcomms Snapdragon processors, the favorite chipsets for most Android phone manufacturers.
Kirin 980 is significant because it is the first commercially available 7-nanometer system on a chip (SoC). Huawei is well ahead of the match in this regard. The first 7nm chips were not expected to make until 2019 early.
The main features of the chip push it past the previous generation, improved performance, streamlining power consumption and improved capacity to drive AI. For example, the piece can support real-time video recognition, as well as still image recognition.
The eight core cores are used flexibly, depending on the device's requirements. Four small cores handle power management, two medium cores provide long-lasting performance, and two major cores will turbo boost a phone and kick in when the most demanding game applications are in use.
We hope to see Kirin 980 in action when Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro debut in October. Other rumors include the suggestion that the Mate 20 Pro can have a 6.9-inch screen, making it more the size of a small tablet than a regular phone. If it's on the big side for you, Huawei has a flagship option, P20, as it was released earlier this year, which is a more affordable 6.1 inch.
First published August 31st at 5:30 PT. 19659020] Update at 19:13 PT : Adds Kirin 980 to appear in both Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, after.
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