Huawei Kirin 990 September 6 launch confirmed

Rumors regarding the launch of a new, powerful Huawei Kirin 990 chipset surfaced a few weeks ago. The company recently confirmed that they will launch the new SoC at its event at the IFA Berlin on September 6. When confirming the launch date, the company also released a teaser video that reveals some of the features of the upcoming product. Naturally, the 10-second video doesn’t reveal much, but it does confirm the fact that it will have 5G capabilities. Rumor also has it that the modem will be built in the chipset itself.

Naturally, the Huawei Kirin 990 chipset will be more powerful than its predecessor. The SoC will be built on TSMC’s 7nm EUV process. This should provide 20% greater transistor density that translates into increased power efficiency. The Huawei flagships are already quite powerful, and the increase in efficiency will definitely make the upcoming models even greater, faster, and more efficient. Increased efficiency and 5G capabilities aren’ the only features that turn the Huawei Kirin 990 into a powerful chipset. According to some rumors, the new chipset will also support 4K video recording at 60 fps. No previous Kirin chipset offered this support.

Since the company already launched the majority of its flagship devices of the year, there aren’t too many models that could be the first ones to sport this new chipset. It is highly likely that the Huawei Mate 30 will be the lucky handset to first come with this powerful chipset on board. Naturally, the handset should also be equipped with a great camera setup and software that will be able to take advantage of the incredible power the hardware offers. The Mate series should launch sometime in September or in October at the latest, so we should be able to have a clear picture of what it will be able to do.

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