Huawei is expected to soon unleash the Kirin 820 chipset. The successor the Kirin 810 chipset from last year will be powering the upper mid-range Huawei and Honor phones this year. Like the predecessor Kirin 810 chipset, the Kirin 820 is also expected to arrive as 7nm SoC. A Chinese tipster has shared some key details on the chipset.
The leak reveals that the Kirin 820 chipset is a 5G-ready SoC. The 7nm SoC will comprise of Cortex A76 CPU and Mali G77 graphics. Hence, it is expected to deliver better graphics performance than the Kirin 810 chipset which featured Mali G52. Also, the upcoming Kirin820 chipset will be equipped with a better performing NPU unit for AI tasks. The other specs of the chipset are under the wraps.
In comparison, the predecessor Kirin 810 chipset came with two Cortex A76 CPU working at 2.27GHz and six Cortex A55 CPUs ticking at 1.88GHz. It had Ascend D100 Lite NPU and Kirin ISP4.0. It carried support for LPDDR4x RAM.
Rumors have it that some of the forthcoming phones such as Huawei Nova 7 SE, Honor 30S and Honor 10X will be equipped with the all new Kirin 820 chipset. Since the Huawei Nova 7 series and Honor 30 lineup are expected to debut in April. Hence, there is a possibility that the Kirin 820 chipset will go official soon.
Huawei will be launching the Huawei P40 series of flagship phones on March 26. The event will be used to announce the Huawei Watch GT 2e smartwatch. There is no confirmation yet on whether the Kirin 820 will be unveiled at the same event.