A week ago, Huawei teased its next processor, Kirin 990, in a 10-seconds video with the slogan “Rethink Evolution” and a possible hint at its compatibility with 5G. And now, we have a launch date in our hands.
Kirin 990 will be an improvement over its predecessor, namely, Kirin 980 (which was introduced last year). Gizmochina reported that the new chipset will consume considerably less power compared to Kirin 980 and will come with Balong 5000 5G modem (for 5G connectivity). The chipset is said to be manufactured using the 7nm processing node.
Huawei confirmed that Kirin 990 (more precisely, the Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset) will support 4K video recording at 60fps. Huawei lacked this feature for a couple of years in its flagship models (such as the P20 and P30 series) while competitors like Apple offer 4K recording in iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X.
Huawei in a statement to the news site Neowin confirmed that Kirin 990 will be a part of Huawei’s upcoming flagships such as Mate 30 series and the foldable Mate X.
Huawei’s CEO Richard Wu will possibly introduce the new Kirin 990 to the world in his keynote during the IFA 2019 event (which is the world’s leading trade show for consumer products and electronics). This event is set on September 6th, hours before Qualcomm’s event during IFA 2019, in Berlin. Also, Huawei will be scheduled a separate event in Beijing for unveiling the Kirin 990 chipset in its home market on the same day, under the slogan “Reconstruction”, reported GSMarena.
Huawei will also be providing updates on the P30/P30 Pro series, EMUI 10, Mate 20X 5G smartphone, Matebook X Pro, Mate 30 series (to be launched on Sept 19), wearables, accessories as well as 5G devices and hardware, during the event.