The upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphone line-up will be powered by the Kirin 980 Processor. As per the latest exposure, the Kirin 980 GPU will be a 24 Core Mali GPU from ARM. In addition, the 24 Core GPU combined with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology will enable a powerhouse for gaming enthusiasts.
Huawei has announced that it will release the latest Kirin 980 processor on August 31. If nothing else, Huawei Mate 20 series will launch the processor, now more information about this processor has surfaced.
From the hardware identification tool screenshots, the Kirin 980 uses 7nm process technology, has four Cortex-A77 cores, clocked at 2.8GHz, and four Cortex-A55 small cores. What’s more worth mentioning is that the processor’s GPU uses ARM’s Mali-G72 MP 24 GPU. The 24-core graphics processor is directly doubled compared to the previous generation, or it will complement the shortboard of the Kirin processor GPU. The Kirin 970’s Mali-G72 MP12 has only 12 cores.
According to ARM news, the Mali-G72 has been optimized in terms of performance, machine learning and VR. The performance is 1.4 times that of the Mali-G71! In terms of power consumption, the G72 is reduced by 25%, 32 coloring cores, unit performance is increased by 20%, and machine learning capability index is increased by 17%.
The Kirin 980 processor will be the world’s first commercial 7nm SoC. The Huawei Mate 20 series mobile phone with the first processor is expected to be released in October. It is reported that the new machine uses a 6.3-inch AMOLED screen, equipped with a Kirin 980 AI chip, supplemented with 6GB RAM. +128GB ROM, built-in 4200mAh battery, and support wireless charging, screen fingerprint.
Kirin 980 GPU Gaming
Further, the 24 Core GPU combined with the GPU Turbo feature will be a real deal for the mobile gaming community. We are interested to see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855, Apple A12 to compete with the 7nm Huawei monster.
The chipset will be announced at IFA on August 30, followed by the debut of the Mate 20 series in October.
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