Today, Huawei announced not only the Nova 5 series smartphones but also brought a new 7nm chip to the market. It’s the Kirin 810, which has been leaked on various benchmark sites recently.
Like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Apple A12, and Kirin 980, the Kirin 810 is built on a 7nm process. As you understand, Huawei has become the only manufacturer that is currently offering two 7nm process SoCs. Moreover, one of them has been designed for flagship products, while the 810 will appear on mid-range devices mainly. Simply put, with this move, Huawei brings the much-desired 7nm process technology to the cheaper handsets and makes it available for larger masses.
The 810 uses TSMC’s 7nm process, which is 50% higher than the Samsung 8nm process transistor density and 64% higher than the 10nm process. The overall energy efficiency is 28% higher than the 10nm process.
According to the official introduction, the K810 adopts the new self-developed Huawei DaVinci architecture NPU. The AI runs up to 32,280 points, exceeding the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 730.
Kirin 810 Architecture
Not only that, the Kirin 810 uses the flagship A76 big core. It consists of two high-performance large core (Cortex A76) + six energy-efficient small core combination (Cortex A55). The CPU clock speed is 2.27GHz. And it also integrates the hexa-core Mali-G52 GPU. The rest of the features include Huawei HiAI 2.0 technology, AI video, AI games and AI US audio, a flagship ISP image processor, and so on. It supports dual card dual standby (dual VoLTE) with Kirin Gaming+ technology.
Due to these features and optimizations, the Kirin 810 has flagship image processing capabilities. According to the official introduction, Kirin 810 has a powerful night scene algorithm with higher brightness and greater tolerance.
Reportedly, Huawei’s new chip will be available not only on the Huawei Nova 5 but also on other models as well.