Huawei Will deliver a 7-nanometer Kirin 990 Processor with 5G Support in the First Half of 2019.


The new chip is based on sophisticated 7-nanometer technology and will become their first 5G support network.

According to the initial data, the new 7nm process will guarantee several serious improvements compared to the Kirin 980. Firstly, Kirin 990 will offer 20% higher energy density of the transistors and 10% faster speed.

All these innovations are accompanied by a 10% reduction in energy.

The upcoming CPU is being re-developed jointly between Huawei and TSMC, with the official premiere going on in the first half of 2019. Shortly thereafter, we will see the first Chinese smartphone’s 5G smartphone, AndroidHeadlines reported. Kirin 990 is expected to be based on the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A76 cores that were also used in the creation of the Huawei Kirin 980.


The main advantage of the Kirin 990 will be the integration of the Balong 5000 5G modem, which was first shown on the IFA 2018.

The component will offer much higher speed than the 4G modem with support for LTE Cat.21 and maximum 1.4Gbps for transferring data in the Kirin 980. At this stage we do not have any more details about the technical specifications of Kirin 990, which is designed to lay the foundations of an entirely new era in the development of Huawei’s powerful 5G smartphones.