Huawei's working on a new Kirin 1020 processor that will double performance levels

Huawei's working on a new Kirin 1020 processor that will double performance levels
According to recent information, Huawei is currently in the process of planning two new processors known as the Kirin 710 and Kirin 980 which will act as direct competitors to the Snapdragon 710 and 845 respectively. However, if a new report is to be believed, the company is also looking towards its long-term future by developing a processor dubbed the Kirin 1020.

The chip in question is said to be under development with a focus on upcoming 5G smartphones. In fact, the company is looking towards a release around the end of 2019 to coincide with the launch of various 5G networks. Not only this, though, but the Chinese brand is also working towards providing a huge performance boost. Specifically, the report claims the new Kirin 1020 will be capable of doubling the performance levels of the current Kirin 970 that is present inside the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. In addition to this, the company’s recent focus on AI will be further solidified with an improved neural processing unit.

Taking into account the stated timeline for the processor, it seems likely that the company will debut it inside the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro which should arrive in the final quarter of 2019 if the brand sticks to its previous launch timelines. For the time being, however, its next two flagship series' will presumably ship with the Kirin 980 inside, which is based on the newer 7nm process.

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16 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Its next years chipset . Why talk about it this year.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Why talk about the future at all then? Clearly nothing happening next year is important. /s

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't know, maybe bcoz.....this is a phone site???

15. IT-Engineer

Posts: 563; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

It doesn't matter, I have the Mate 10 Pro and I regret buying it because of their battery aggressive optimization, it stops many software from syncing in the background and shuts down music apps if unused for a couple of hours and ends up when you get.in the car, nothing is working and you have to open these apps again manually to connect to Bluetooth and so on. And yes I set the battery optimization to manual but still it doesn't matter. No more Huawei for me.

3. Divahipsterova

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 26, 2017

845 is on 10 nm

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2931; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

This^ , Joshua. Correct it please.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

When will Nokia/HMD start working on one?

7. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Just imagine what a more powerful and refined P20 Pro would be like. I know Google is sticking to their single lens this year but Huawei has seriously made the most flexible and innovative phone this year. Samsung gets my vote as well for the dual aperture mechanism. This is good news.

8. AbhiD

Posts: 838; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

How is P20 pro most flexible and innovative phone this year ? A phone with ugly notch, big bottom bezel, no 3.5 mm jack, no 2k screen, no wireless charging, is not a phone that's most flexible and innovative. It's a compromised phone despite having no need whatsoever. If you really want to look at innovative and flexible phones, go have a look at Vivo Nex and Oppo Find X.

9. Chrusti

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Well said.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

From solely a camera perspective. You can't find one other phone that can do everything the P20 Pro can do. The other stuff I can agree with.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

You can also said that to other phones.. "You can't find one other phone that can do everything the S9 can do" or "You can't find one other phone that can do everything the iPx can do" Even after you limit it to camera functionality.

16. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wrong. The iPhone X doesn't have a singular feature that can't be found on at least one other phone. I did praise Samsung for the dual aperture but outside of that, you'd really have to dig deep to find one feature that is only found on their phones. At least three phones can do 960fps at 720p with the Sony XZ2 being able to do it at 1080p. You can't find one phone that can do 4-6 seconds handheld long exposures or has a 3x telephoto zoom. And you can use the zoom functions in any lighting condition as opposed to other phones that default to a digital crop in low light. Can't find another modern phone with a sensor as big as the one found on the P20 Pro let alone 40 mp. Can't find another phone with three rear cameras either. And when you get into shooting modes, the gap widens even further. You got auto, manual, and so much more. Look, I'm not a Huawei fanboy or anything but they have moved the bar this year. They aren't simply doing what everybody else is doing and to me at least, that's exciting.

12. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Nex and Find X is more of a gimmick or novelty rather than an innovation. And find X didn't even included a fingerprint sensor, you have to popup the camera every time to login. I really dig the fullscreen thing but the popup mechanism is what concerns me and IP rating. The fingerprint sensor on Nex though is what's innovative, Huawei on the other hand has this pureview like tech on camera which is also an innovation.

13. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

They also have the in screen FPS on the Mate RS which also has the same camera set up as the P20. Just a shame about the price.

10. upyabiya

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2018

I am very impressed with the Kirin 970 inside the P20. Blisteringly quick...

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