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Huawei unveils new chip for flagship phone

September 7, 2019
Huawei unveils new chip for flagship phone

Huawei unveiled the Kirin 990 chipset at the IFA 2019 in Berlin. This latest chipset will include a version with a built-in 5G modem, as well as offering a speed increase compared to its predecessor.

The Kirin 990 will power Huawei’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mate 30, which the Chinese firm hopes will rival Apple’s latest iPhones.

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The 7-nm processor includes a modem which Huawei says can offer a maximum download speed of 2.3GBps, and a maximum upload speed of 1.25GBps, alongside eight ARM Cortex CPU cores.

Huawei’s Mate 30 smartphone will be unveiled at a September 19 event in Munich. The launch could be marred by the fact that the US entity list restrictions mean Huawei won’t be able to license Google services.

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