This is confirmed by the latest rumors leaked through the Chinese press, which show the plans of Huawei to overcome Qualcomm in the market of semiconductors . The result would be SoC Kirin 1020 that would double in performance to the Huawei Kirin 970 . For the moment, it has only transcended that the chip would integrate 5G connectivity and it would be manufactured in a process of 7 nanometers .
The launch of the Kirin 970 processor in models like the Huawei Mate 10 It was an important movement of the brand. An outstanding performance jump compared to previous brand chips. However, the advances of the Chinese always lag behind one of the outstanding in this market, Qualcomm. In fact, the Kirin 970 is shown in the chip line as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 , but not in front of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 , currently one of the most powerful in the market.
First details about the Huawei Kirin 1020
We could say with this that Huawei is one step behind the competition. Currently, the firm is in full Huawei Kirin 980 manufacturing process . However, the juicy news arrives from China , region from which it transcends that the manufacturer is focused on the research and development of Huawei Kirin 1020 .
The rumor suggests that this would be the SoC with which Huawei could compete face to face with Qualcomm. The first figures that have transcended and that speak of the performance of this chip place it as the twice as powerful as the current Kirin 970 . As a guide, AnTuTu places it in the ranking with a score close to 200,000 points.
Huawei processor with 5G connectivity
However, it does not seem that this processor is going to see the light in the short term given that there is a determining factor that tells us. Huawei seems ready to launch it to the market when the 5G networks be a reality and there is a need for smartphones compatible with the 5G.
So, everything points that the Kirin 1020 will be released throughout 2019, so the Kirin 980 would be a preliminary step. Now yes, we will have to check the progress of Qualcomm and Samsung by then. Huawei will appeal to the manufacturing process of 7 nanometers to improve the efficiency Y performance SoC, but as we indicated, we will have to wait to know the circumstances surrounding the launch of Huawei’s new chip, as well as know what model would be used to equip it.