Kirin 980 is already a beast, and the leaks for the next generation Kirin 990 are getting in. While the Kirin 980 will follow up in the Next generation of P series of the Huawei smartphones, the company has begun the developments on the Kirin 990. Just like the Kirin 980, the new chipset will come along with AI features, and even more advanced internet speeds.
The next generation of the Kirin SoC will come along with the 7nm process from TSMC. The reports claim that the HiSilicon has invested around CNY200 million in research. And, development, which translates to over $28 million/€25 million.
Thee Kirin 980 is the first chipset for Android that tops up with the 7nm process with the first Cortex-A76 cores. The kirin 990 will have a similar architecture with a similar number of cores and transistors. The chipset will come along with the Balong 5000 modem, certified for 5G speeds. Reports say that the production for the Kirin 990 will begin in the first quarter of 2019.