Huawei last year unveiled the Kirin 980 just a few days before Apple launched the iPhone XS series and its 7nm processor.
At the time, Huawei made a big deal about launching the first 7nm mobile processor in the world, although it’s Apple’s A12 that was the first one to ship to consumers.
Huawei will follow a similar script this year, with the Kirin 990 processor that will power the Mate 30 Pro and Mate X foldable expected to be announced just a few days ahead of the rumored iPhone 11 launch.
Like last year, both Huawei and Apple are expected to introduce silicon built on new process technology, 7nm EUV, with TSMC reportedly handling orders for both Kirin 990 and A13 chips.
But there’s going to be a huge difference between these processors, and that’s 5G support. The Mate X, which was delayed to November, and which is going to get the new Kirin 990 chip, according to new reports, will support 5G out of the box.
But a version of the Mate 30 Pro should also launch with 5G components inside, including Huawei’s 5G modem and antennas, if we’re reading the teaser that Huawei posted online correctly. More
By Chris Smith,BGR News