Huawei’s Kirin 990 5G SoC coming to India soon

Huawei has announced that its newly launched Kirin 990 flagship mobile processor with a built-in 5G modem will be coming to India soon. Without offering an exact date, the Chinese tech giant said that the 5G version of Kirin 990 will be available in India with upcoming smartphones. This also suggests that the company will soon launch the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in the country as these are the first flagships to be powered by the Kirin 990 SoC.

Huawei first announced the Kirin 990 5G processor at IFA 2019 earlier this month. This is the company’s first mobile processor with an integrated 5G modem. It is based on a 7nm EUV process that will also offer better power efficiency compared to processors with a separate 5G modem like the Kirin 980. Huawei says that its 5G modem can offer download speeds of up to 2.3Gbps and upload speeds of 1.25Gbps.

The Mate 30 series will go official in Munich, Germany on September 19, which is when we will know its prices as well. The company may also reveal when it plans to bring the Mate 30 series to India soon. Of course, that still leaves us wondering what kind of Android software the Mate 30 series will bring to India.

“As one of Huawei’s key markets, Customer-centric innovation is at the heart of everything we do in India. We have always believed in bringing the very best to our consumers by continuously focusing on innovation and making the experience better, every single time. The Kirin 990 is the very pinnacle of smartphone technology today and will leapfrog consumers into a new era of 5G,” said Tornado Pan, country manager (Huawei Brand), Consumer Business.

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