Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei is currently working on the Huawei Mate 40 series. These smartphones will arrive with Huawei’s upcoming 5nm chip. If all goes according to plan, the Huawei Kirin 5nm chip will arrive in September. In addition, the Huawei Mate 40 series will be the first smartphones to use this chip. According to speculation, this chip will be called Huawei Kirin 1020. However, there is no official confirmation of this name.
According to a recent Weibo report from (@ 手机 片. 人), the cost of the new Kirin 5nm chip is between the Apple A14 and the Apple ARM CPU. His statement shows that the Huawei Kirin 1020 will be more expensive than the Apple A14. However, it will be cheaper than the Apple ARM CPU. In addition, the size of the Huawei Kirin 1020 is located between the two Apple chips.
However, HiSilicon Kirin chip design, chip size and cost are not Huawei’s main focus. HiSilicon is currently under no pressure to make a profit. Therefore, for products of the same standard, the chip size of HiSilicon processors is generally larger than that of MediaTek and Qualcomm.
Unsurprisingly, Huawei’s Mate 40 series will launch the Kirin 1020 5nm chip. This will make this series the first smartphone in the world to use a 5nm chip. With Apple iPhone 5G likely to be delayed, it is almost certain that Huawei will be the first to use a 5nm chip.
Recent reports suggest that all the brands Huawei needs this year will be available in mid-September. This applies regardless of the manufacturing process (5nm, 7nm or 16nm or 28nm). Even the self-developed TWS HiSilicon Bluetooth headset chip will be ready before mid-September. The delivery of all Huawei chips for this year is going smoothly. Initially, there were rumors that Huawei would postpone mass production of the Mate 40 mobile phone. However, the report turned out to be false.
Despite Huawei’s ban by the US government, the company seems to be doing quite well. Although the US will not lift Huawei’s ban any time soon, the company will release the Mate 40 phones with a Kirin 5nm processor, as scheduled in October. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Huawei will supply approximately 8 million units of the Huawei Mate 40 series. This will further enhance Huawei’s smartphone market performance. Remember that for the second quarter of 2020, it is the leading smartphone brand in the world.