Will Huawei pull a special card out of its sleeve in the fight for smartphone supremacy?
According to an industry report, its flagship processor will soon receive a boost, according to a report in GizmoChina.
Strangely, it’s only been a few months since Huawei announced the Kirin 9000 processor.
The chipset comes in two variants – Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E – and is only available in the 40 series smartphone, GizmoChina reported.
Now an industry expert has revealed details about the next leading Kirin processor reported to be called the Kirin 9010.
Information about the new Kirin processor comes from leaker @ RODENT950, and according to a tweet, the next generation of Kirin processors should arrive as the Kirin 9010 and it will be a 3nm chipset, GizmoChina reported.
The Kirin 9000 was launched as the first 5nm processor for Android devices, and after its announcement, the Samsung Exynos 1080 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 arrived.
While most people will expect Huawei to stick to the 5 nm process for at least two years, this leak reveals it is jumping to 3 nm for its next mobile chipset, which, if all goes well, should launch this year and may appear in Matthew. 50 series to Q4, GizmoChina reported.
It is speculated that other chipmakers like Qualcomm could follow suit and switch to 3nm for their next-generation flagship chipset if the news about Huawei’s 3nm chipset is true.
The San Diego-based company is expected to release the Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset later this year, which should be a 5nm processor like its sibling, but with a higher clock speed, GizmoChina reported.
Samsung, on the other hand, reported skipping the 4nm process and jumping to 3nm.
Apple is also expected to announce 3nm processors to build TSMC, but it is not expected to arrive until 2022. So, there is a chance that Huawei may be the first manufacturer to announce a 3nm chipset.
Chip processors are defined in nanometers (nm), in which that number defines the distance between transistors and other components within the CPU.
The smaller the number, the more transistors can be placed within the same range, allowing for faster and more efficient processor design.
Smaller transistors also consume less power, which means less power consumption. And due to lower power consumption, there is less heat dissipation, which means cooler processors.
However, it is not as easy as it sounds – the process of narrowing these processes. Making smaller transistors requires very precise instruments and machines, which is why processors built on smaller processes will be more expensive than older, larger ones.
Moore’s Law, an old observation that the number of transistors on a chip doubles each year while costs are halved, has been held up for a long time, but has been slowing lately.
Back in the late 90s and early 2000s, transistors were reduced by half every two years, leading to massive improvements to the regular schedule. But further collection has become more complex.
These new processors are the first major reduction after a long time and represent a brief restart of Moore’s Law.
Sources: GizmoChina, TechTerms, HowToGeek,, TheTechSite