Recently, Huawei announced its new flagship chip Kirin 990. It is the first mobile platform to come with a 7nm+ process node. At the launch event, the manufacturer also announced the first handset powered by this chip is going to be the Huawei Mate 30. As for now, the latter has appeared on GeekBench. Apart from the mind-blowing running points, the assumed Mate 30 smartphone is packed with this SoC.
According to the information on the Geekbench website, the new Huawei smartphone comes with a model name of ‘HUAWEI NLE-AL00’. It scores 3842 and 11644 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. Plus, we can also see that this phone not only comes with the Kirin 990 SoC but also with n 8GB of RAM and runs on Android 10.
However, there are some ‘experts’ that prove this can’t be the Huawei Mate 30 or Mate 30 Pro. So it’s quite mysterious what a smartphone we are talking about.
It’s not difficult to guess the selling point of this handset will be the Kirin 990 chip. The Kirin 990 5G is the world’s first flagship 5G SoC launched by Huawei. It is also the industry’s smallest 5G mobile chip. As said, it is based on the industry’s most advanced 7nm+ EUV process. The 5G modem is integrated into the SoC for the first time. It is the first to support the NSA/SA dual architecture and TDD/FDD full frequency band.
It is the first flagship SoC with DaVinci architecture NPU. The Kirin 990 uses a three-core energy-efficient architecture with two large cores + two medium cores and four small cores, with a maximum frequency of 2.86 GHz. The GPU is equipped with a 16-core Mali-G76. The new system-level Smart Cache implements intelligent offloading, which saves bandwidth and reduces power consumption.