In accordance with established practice, each new generation of Huawei’s Kirin processor will be released in the fall. The Huawei Mate series usually launch the new chip. However, Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, has been at the hub of so many troubles. The company is currently facing multiple bans from the U.S. This is slowing down Huawei’s business especially outside China. Due to the ban by the American government, there were speculations that the Huawei Mate 40 series release will delay.
Nevertheless, recent reports show that the Huawei Mate 40 series will arrive on schedule. Its 5nm processor will be delivered before mid-September. According to @Mobile Wafer Darren, Huawei is going to need a lot of chips before the end of the year. The company will need 5nm, 7nm, 16nm, and 28nm mobile chips. It will also need a TWS headset Bluetooth chip developed by HiSilicon. All these chips in their numbers will be available before mid-September.
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This is the first real hurdle for Huawei to overcome this year. After delivery, the shipment of Huawei products in the second half of the year will not be a serious challenge. This recent report claims that there will be no delay in the Mate 40 series mass production.
In addition, the report says “Although the United States imposed further sanctions on Huawei in May, I promise that Huawei will release the Mate 40 mobile phone with the 5nm process Kirin processor as scheduled in October. In the fourth quarter, we can supply about 8 million Mate 40 mobile phones”.
According to previous reports, the Mate 40 series will use a 5nm Kirin processor. This chip should combine the Cortex A77 or A78 CPU architecture + Mali G77/G78 GPU architecture. Such a combination will guarantee a better performance for the 120Hz high refresh rate screen experience.
As for the name of the next Kirin 5nm chip, there has been some confusion. While there was a report that claims that it will be Kirin 1000, others say it will be Kirin 1020. Either way, there are reports that the development code of Kirin 1000 is “Baltimore”. Recall that the Kirin 990 5G uses Cortex A76 architecture. This sparks speculations that the Kirin 1000 may use Cortex A77/A78 architecture and Mali G77/G78 GPU architecture. With this combination, the performance of the CPU and GPU will increase dramatically. In all, we will have to wait a few months to get the exact architecture of this chip.