Huawei will hold an online terminal product and strategy conference in Barcelona, Spain at 9 pm on February 24, Beijing time. According to official information, in addition to new mobile phones, tablets and other terminal equipment, a new generation of Kirin chips will also be launched. Regarding the specific situation of the chip, there are currently two speculations outside the world: one is the possibility of launching the Kirin 820 series, which uses the same 7nm process technology as the previous generation Kirin 810, and is expected to be mass-produced in the second quarter of this year.
In June last year, the Kirin 810 debuted the nova5, which is Huawei’s second 7nm mobile phone SoC chip after the Kirin 990. The Kirin 810 chip, which debuted, also used Huawei’s self-developed DaVinci architecture NPU for the first time.
Another possibility is the introduction of Kirin 1020’s top flagship chip. Last December, some people in the supply chain broke the news that Huawei’s next-generation mobile phone chip is expected to be named Kirin 1020, with the internal code name “Baltimore”. Kirin 1020 will use 5nm process technology.
It is reported that the Kirin 1020 will achieve next-generation enhancement based on the previous-generation Kirin 990 A76 architecture, using the latest A78 architecture, and will have significant CPU and GPU performance.
Regardless of the chip released by Huawei, the information that can be confirmed at present is that this new Kirin chip must support 5G networks, and in the high-end version, it will also support the full 5G frequency band, that is, in the sub-6 GHz frequency band. In addition, it added support for the millimeter wave band and competed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.
When Snapdragon 865 was released in early December last year, Qualcomm shouted that only 5G SoCs that support full frequency bands are true 5G. The outside world is speculating that the 5G baseband chip carried by the latest generation of Kirin chips may be upgraded to support the millimeter wave band.
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