Although Huwaei is going through tough times, with several bans across the world, it isn’t stopping the company from sticking on releasing its products on the scheduled time. It has just unveiled a new flagship processor alongside its new Mate series of smartphones. The Kirin 9000 powers the entire Mate 40 handsets range, promising better efficiency and an inbuilt 5G network.
After the launch of the first 5nm, A-14 chip from Apple, Huawei is the second company to launch its 5nm processors. Qualcomm and Samsung are already readying their 5nm chips to be released later this year. The Kirin 9000 also gets the tag of being the first 5nm chip to have an integrated 5G modem. The Balong 5000 modem included in the Kirin 9000 supports up to 6.5Gbps downloads with 5G carrier aggregation. Huawei claims the modem is 5x faster at uploads and 2x faster at downloads in the real-world versus Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem.
On the graphics side, Huawei is using the latest Arm Mali-G78 in 24 and 22 core configurations for the Kirin 9000 and 9000E, which is the highest GPU core count to date. Finally, the Kirin 9000 boasts 25% CPU, 150% NPU, 50% GPU efficiency wins over the Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Kirin 9000 will come with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro Plus, while the Kirin 9000E will power the more affordable Mate 40 model.