Huawei will officially unveil its next flagship mobile SoC, the HiSilicon Kirin 990 at IFA 2019 in Berlin on 6 September. The company has officially posted a “Huawei Kirin 990 Warm-Up” teaser video on YouTube, which confirms the name and launch date. While the teaser video doesn’t give much detail, what it shows is the 5G development, which means a built-in Balong 5000 5G modem.
The Chinese company is about to debut the Huawei Mate 30 series soon. It is expected that Huawei may bring the Mate 30 Lite, Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro into the line-up. In addition, rumors of the Mate 30 Pro and Mate 30 indicate that it may have a Kirin 990 chipset. Not only this, even the Mate X is rumored to feature the latest flagship chipset with a 5G Balong 5000 modem.
Following the launch of the previous Mate series, which had the Kirin 970 SoC on the P20 Pro and the Kirin 980 SoC on the Mate 20 and P30 Pro, it is very likely that the Mate 30 lineup could feature the successor Kirin 990 chipset. According to reports, Huawei’s Kirin 990 SoC will be built by TSMC on a 7nm process. The successor to the Kirin 980 SoC, it is expected to be more powerful at the same time efficient. According to a report by Neowin, the new chipset will allow you to record 4K video in 60fps. This means, you will no longer need to choose between a higher frame rate and a higher resolution.
Speaking of the Mate 30 series, Huawei is likely to launch in Munich, Germany on 19 September. Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro handsets are expected to run Android 9 Pie with EMUI 11 skin on top. In addition, Android Q update for the same can be released before the end of the year. The Pro variant can come with a 6.71-inch OLED display with a notch at the top. The display has been lectured to provide support for the 90Hz refresh rate.