Huawei Announces Mate 20 Phone With Upgraded Chipset

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The news comes after earlier this month the European Image and Sound Association handed a big award to the Huawei P20 Pro. The phones will be powered by the newly announced Kirin 980 processor, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of on-board storage.

Huawei's flagship Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are tipped to launch in October, but the Chinese firm has chose to get ahead of itself with the introduction of the entry-level Mate 20 Lite.

Getting back to Kirin 980, Huawei says the TSMC-made 7nm chip packs 6.9 billion transistors within a square-centimeter die size, or 1.6 times more than the previous generation.

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite has been launched at IFA 2018, and it's the first of several handsets to bear the Mate 20 name.

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For now though, Huawei can revel in what having a 7-nanometer chip will mean for the performance of its upcoming phones, particularly since it could potentially help Huawei establish its Kirin 980-powered phones as the fastest Android devices around. The Huawei Kirin 980 features four Cortex A76 cores in two clusters, medium, and high-performance.

"The Kirin 980 is the ultimate engine to power the next-generation productivity and entertainment applications", Yu added, as reported by IANS.

Huawei announced today that it has sold 10 million units total between the P20 Pro and the standard P20.

As graphics in mobile games have become more and more sophisticated in recent years, Huawei has integrated the Mali-G76 GPU (graphics processing unit) into the Kirin 980 to deliver improved gaming experiences.

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"The Kirin 980 will be used in smartphones and tablets".

The company will be holding the event in London on October 16 where it will be launching the devices. According to Huawei, the Kirin 980's G76 will offer a 46% performance boost and a staggering 176% power-efficiency gain over its predecessor. The ISP utilizes multi-pass noise reduction without scrubbing away image details, improved motion tracking and a new pipeline dedicated to processing video for 33 percent shorter delay.

For developers, the 980 supports common AI frameworks such as Caffee, Tensorflow and Tensorflow Lite. It also makes the Huawei logo pop up after it was washed down with the Twilight panel.

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