Kirin 980 is faster than Apple A12 Bionic; claims Huawei

Apple has recently launched the three new iPhones with Apple A12 Bionic and Huawei is all set to launch its much-rumored Mate 20 and Mate 20 pro on October 12, which will be the first two phones with the Kirin 980 chipset. Ahead of the launch, Huawei has claimed that its chipset can outrun the A12 Bionic in speed and performance.

HiSilicon Kirin 980 and A12 Bionic are currently the only chipsets that are manufactured on a 7nm process, among which Huawei took the lead in introducing the SoC way before Apple.

While these two are battling it out, Qualcomm is lagging behind and will reportedly unveil its first 7nm chip, Snapdragon 855 at the end of this year.

The new chipset from Huawei is definitely a stunner and packs 6.9 Billion transistors, same as the A12, which makes it 75% faster than its predecessor, Kirin 970. All this state-of-the-art technology makes the chip 57& more power efficient, yielding unbelievably 178% more performance than the Kirin 970 GPU.


Upping the notch even further, Huawei has added dual Neural Processing Units in the chip which makes AI based computations even faster and reliable, by handling the AI tasks with much more ease and affordability.

Not only this but it will also carry a dual Image Signal Processor, first of its kind, for better and improved photography with multiple camera sensors.

As per the specs, it looks like the Kirin 980 is absolutely going to devour its rivals, but let’s see how promising it proves to be in real life usage. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new Mate device in mid-October.

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