Today, Huawei officially released the new generation Kirin 990 series flagship chip in China and Germany. This chip series has two chips, Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G. The Kirin 990 5G chip integrates the 5G baseband chip Balong 5000. With this, it supports 5G network without an external 5G chip. In addition, it also supports SA/NSA dual architecture and TDD/FDD full frequency band.
In addition, the company showed a video which illustrates the AI computing power of this chip. The video indicates that the Kirin 990 5G chip can achieve multi-person video replacement. It can edit the video to retain select characters while retaining the original video quality. In addition, you can arbitrarily replace the video background and also delete unwanted characters and so on.
The download rate is 2.3Gbps, and the uplink peak rate is 1.25Gbps. After superimposing LTE, the download peak rate is 3.3Gbps and the uplink peak rate is 1.32Gbps. In terms of CPU, Kirin 990 uses 4 A76 big cores and 4 A55 small cores. In addition, it comes with an ARM Mali G76 GPU. Its performance increases by 6% and the energy efficiency increased by 20%. The Kirin 990 also comes with Huawei’s self-developed DaVinci architecture NPU and the micro core achieves ultra-low power consumption. The ISP is upgraded to Kirin ISP 5.0 and supports LPDDR4X memory as well as a UFS 2.1/3.0 flash.
The Huawei Kirin 990 5G uses a 7nm FinFET Plus EUV transistor manufacturing process. The official said that compared to the traditional 7nm process, the transistor density increases by 18% and the AI operation is more energy efficient.