First in Line: how the trailblazing features of the Kirin 980 lead the industry

Developing new technology in today’s hyper-connected, digitally-enriched world can be iterative at best. Industry observers argue that we have reached a plateau with regards to innovation, especially with mobile devices and its myriad applications. Every new feature trotted out by manufacturers is often dismissed as a slight improvement rather than a true breakthrough.
Of course, breaking new ground only happens when we don’t stop trying. Case in point, the Kirin 980 is a pioneering achievement on its own – equipped with a bevy of features and capabilities that literally no other mobile processor in the world possesses. Here are some of the “world’s first” features of this new heavyweight:
World’s first 7-nanometer (7nm) Mobile Processor
The Kirin 980 is the world’s first 7-nanometer (7nm) mobile processor, as all existing consumer chips on the market still use the 10nm process technology. It took 3 years for Huawei’s chipset team to develop an effective way to mass produce the new 7nm chips, given how a single chip contains a whopping 6.9 billion transistors.
The result of all this hard work: a processor that’s up to 20% faster and yet 40% more efficient than current 10nm chips like the previous-generation Kirin 970.
World’s 1st Cortex Based CPU
As a response to the increasingly demanding lifestyles anchored by smartphone usage, Huawei’s chip designers have fitted the Kirin 980 with the new Cortex A76 and Mali G76 processors – the first SoC in the world to ever do so.
The Cortex A76 cores bump up performance by 75% more compared to the Kirin 970’s cores, ensuring that user experience is fluid and responsive even when the system is juggling multiple heavy tasks in the background. The Mali G76 GPU, meanwhile, maintains sharp visuals and stable framerates even in the most graphics-intensive games while delivering an improved 178% power efficiency.
World’s 1st Cat.21 Modem (Up to 1.4 Gbps Download Speed)
Not wanting to spare any expense, the Kirin 980 will also debut as the first SoC in the world to support LTE Category 21, which is capable of a 1.4Gbps downlink. Users will enjoy a premium connectivity experience whether they’re video calling, playing online games, streaming media, or navigating in any scenario thanks to the Kirin 980’s combination of LTE Cat21 capability and advanced Hi1103 Wi-Fi module.
Huawei’s newest chipset offers more than raw performance numbers and efficiency percentages with its new chipset. The Kirin 980 represents a commitment to purposeful innovation by unlocking and exploring the possibilities of smarter technology.

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