Huawei’s Kirin 980 will go head to head with Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset

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Apple recently released the iPhone XS with the new 7nm process based A12 Bionic processor. A few weeks ago from Apple’s launch, Huawei also announced its own 7nm processor- the Huawei Kirin 980.

Huawei has introduced its latest flagship SoC Kirin 980 at IFA 2018 and touted as the world’s first 7nm chipset. The first smartphones that will be running on it will be the Huawei Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro.

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Even before the phone’s release, Huawei held a product brief in Dubai, where a company person claimed that Kirin 980 will be faster than Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset. The A12 chipset can be seen in the latest set of iPhones – iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR.

Huawei’s main reason for being so sure about the Kirin 980’s performance is due to its research and development. The R&D of Huawei’s Kirin 980 took about three years with a focus on Power and Efficiency, Intelligence, and Connectivity. The amount of transistors is 6.9 billion – in line with Apple’s latest chip.

Technically the Kirin 980 was the first 7 nm chipset in the world to be announced, the Apple’s A12 Bionic is built on the same 7 nm process and the latest iPhones reached the market much sooner. It will still be interesting to see how the two compete for each other when the first device with Kirin 980 i.e. Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will come to the world.


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