At the Huawei Mate 40 series launch in China, Yu Chendong, Huawei’s consumer business CEO and Huawei’s executive director was proud to introduce the Mate 40 series. All the smartphones in this series come with the Kirin 9000 series chip. While the Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, and Mate 40 RS Porsche Design use the Kirin 9000 processor, the Mate 40 is equipped with Kirin 9000E processor. According to Yu Chengdong, the Kirin 9000 integrates 15 billion transistors to achieve a leap-forward performance upgrade. Also, he added that the GPU performance of Kirin 9000 is more than 50% ahead of other flagship Android phones.
The Kirin 9000 5G chip uses a 5-nanometer process, integrates 15.3 billion transistors, uses an eight-core CPU, a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU, 2 large cores + 1 small core NPU. Although the Huawei Mate 40 uses a Kirin 9000E SoC, the difference between this chip and the Kirin 9000 is minimal.
Both processors come with a Mali-G78 graphics and image processor. However, while the Kirin 9000 uses a 24-core version, the Kirin 9000E has 22 cores. In addition, the NPU part of Kirin 9000 uses a combination of 2 large cores + 1 micro core. However, the Kirin 9000E is a combination of 1 large core + 1 micro core. Overall, the Kirin 9000E is the “youth version” of the Kirin 9000.
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Huawei currently has up to 200W fast charging technology
At the ongoing Huawei Mate 40 series Chinese version press conference, Yu Chengdong said that Huawei has an active 120W or even 200W fast charging technology. However, if you are wondering why the company is not using this technology yet, there is an answer. According to the Huawei executive, the 66W fast charging is the most suitable fast charging technology for now. This is because such fast charging technology is logical for really big batteries.
The Huawei Mate 40 series will not increase in thickness as well as battery size. Thus, it is not feasible to use a 120W or 200W fast charging technology for their “small” batteries. In the future when we have devices will really big batteries, then we will expect Huawei to roll out this technology. It will not make sense to charge a battery from 0% to 100% in 10 minutes. This will obviously kill the performance of the battery.
Furthermore, Yu Chengdong claims that the 50W wireless fast charging is the best balance point. Anything above this may be unstable. Yu Chengdong also ridiculed Apple, saying that Huawei Mate40 series boxes have fast charging heads and no additional purchase is required.