Huawei has two flagship phones, one it’s Mate 20 and the other from its sub-brand Honor, the Magic 2. Powering this phone would be world’s first commercial 7nm processor dubbed Kirin 980. Announced officially at the stage set at IFA in Berlin, the company has made it clear that it is in a war with Qualcomm. Going head to head with the announcement on stage, it demoed the performance of its processor against Snapdragon 845. And of course, Kirin 980 out-performed it.
Kirin 980: What’s new?
Huawei’s newest system-on-chip, Kirin 980 is a substantially huge improvement when compared with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. The brands usually showcase the comparison between its successor and predecessor, but here Huawei seems to go against its competition. But there is this one comparison against the predecessor that sets the stage. It is the first chipset to embed the Cortex-A76 cores, which are believed to be 75% more powerful and 58% more efficient compared to the predecessor.
Talking about the octa-core configuration, the CPU setup includes two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores and four Cortex-A55 cores. This will enable the device to offer quicker launch time, better multi-tasking, and a smoother user experience. As far as the graphics performance is concerned, it comes with a Mali –G76 GPU, which claims to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience. This GPU claims to offer an innovative clock boosting technology, which utilises the AI functionality to intelligently identify gaming workloads.
The Kirin 980 is caffeinated on AI power a lot. Whether its performance, efficiency, graphics, camera, or connectivity, you’d find AI work everywhere. Talking about the connectivity, it claims to offer the world’s fastest smartphone Wi-Fi speed at 1732 Mbps. To give you an idea of how much higher it is than its closest competition, the SD845 offers Wi-Fi speed of 866 Mbps with Qualcomm modem or 1083 Mbps with a third-party modem.