Kirin 9000 details appear online – uses Mali-G78 GPU with 24 cores

Huawei Kirin 9000

Huawei has a huge event coming up in a few days. The company will officially release its latest flagship smartphones, Huawei Mate 40 series. It will not just release these phones, the company will als0 release details of its chip. This series comes with a Kirin 9000 SoC, Huawei’s first, and only 5nm chip. Now, we have some information about this chip. A Geekbench 5 OpenCL benchmark device code-named “NOH-NX9” shows a Huawei mobile phone. According to previous reports, this codename should be the Huawei Mate 40 series. According to the listing, the OpenCL score of the Kirin 9000 is 6430 points. It is worth noting that the GPU of the Kirin 9000 is Mali-G78 and it comes with 24 sets of computing units.

Huawei Kirin 9000

Back in May of this year, ARM launched the Mali G78 GPU, which has a performance increase of 25% relative to the previous generation, G77. According to officials, 15% of the 25% performance improvement of the Mali G78 GPU comes from the 5nm process, the rest comes from internal optimization. Furthermore, the use of the 5nm process will reduce the size of the chip. Officials say that Mali G78 GPU also brings a 10% energy efficiency improvement and a 15% machine learning performance improvement.

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The Mali G78 GPU uses a Valhall architecture and supports up to 24 cores, and 18 cores are also optional. This is a good improvement considering that the previous generation, G77, comes with 16 cores. In terms of gaming performance, the 24-core asynchronous performance exceeds 28% of the 18-core performance.

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The Huawei Mate 40 series will have four smartphones. These devices include Huawei Mate40, Huawei Mate40 Pro, Huawei Mate40 Pro+, and Huawei Mate 40 Porsche Design.


According to reports, the Huawei Mate 40 will come with a 6.67-inch curved LG screen. This display will have a 90Hz refresh rate. In terms of cameras, there is a 50-megapixel main sensor, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The phone also has a laser autofocus module.

There will also be a Mate 40 Pro/Mate 40 Pro+ which should use a waterfall screen from LG Display and BOE. Just like the standard version, it also supports a 90Hz refresh rate and uses a Kirin 9000 processor. In terms of cameras, It will arrive with a 50MP sensor using Huawei’s liquid camera technology.

In terms of software, the Mate 40 Pro will be pre-installed with EMUI 11 based on Android 11 and HMS. However, the Huawei Mate 40 will come with an EMUI 10.x system. The battery capacity of the Mate 40 series is 4300 mAh, 4600 mAh, and 5000 mAh. They are applicable to Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+ respectively. The battery will support 66W fast charging in one of the phones at least.

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