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