One of the top Chinese tech giant Huawei is preparing to launch brand new silicon chip Kirin 1020. On the other hand, some report claims it will be called the Kirin 1000. Huawei’s next flagship SoC and the Kirin 990, likely arriving in next year’s Mate 40 series.
According to the Twitter post leak (@RODENT950) believes that the Kirin 1020 and Kirin 990 performance difference could reach nearly 50 percent. Huawei will switch to a 5 nm node for the Kirin 1020, having used 7 nm for the Kirin 990. The former will also integrate ARM Cortex-A77 cores, while the leaker also claims that it will offer “nearly 50%” better performance than the Kirin 990. He also mentioned that the Kirin 1020 will only have a 5G modem too.
Huawei is rumored to use ARM’s Cortex-A77 cores with the Kirin 1020 instead of Cortex-A76 cores it retained with the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G.
Kirin1020 v Kirin990 5G
Nearly 50% performance increase
5 nm v 7nm EVU
ARM A77 v A76
Kirin 820 replace current 810 and include build in 5G modem first device will be Nova 7 or 10X#Huawei
— Teme (特米) (@RODENT950) December 6, 2019