With two flagship devices underway, Huawei is already touting the pecks of its soon to be released powerhouse’s, Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro to mobile consumers. The Mate 20 will feature Huawei’s latest and most advanced chipset, the Kirin 980. The chipset was unveiled during the just concluded IFA in Germany. Claims of the superiority of the Kirin 980 where made during a product brief for the upcoming flagships in Dubai.
According to the company’s spokesperson, the Kirin 980 is expected to outperform Apples A12 Bionic found in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone X Max; due to the three-year development plan and focus on enhancing the connectivity, intelligence, efficiency and power features of the Kirin 980 above other processors. Kirin 980 is built on the same architecture as Apples A12 Bionic, the 7nm design and contains 6.9 billion transistors in line with Apples A12 Bionic.
That said, Kirin 980 was technically the first to be announced, however; Apple released their chipset in their latest devices ahead of Huawei. We have approximately 3 weeks to the launch day of Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. After the launch on 15 October, we would find out how both processors measure against each other.