Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei is currently working on its Huawei Mate 40 series. These smartphones will be delivered with the upcoming 5 nm chip from Huawei. If everything goes according to plan, the Huawei Kirin 5nm chip will arrive in September. In addition, the Huawei Mate 40 series will be the first smartphone to use this chip. According to speculation, this chip will be called Huawei Kirin 1020. However, there is no official confirmation of this name.
According to a recent Weibo report by (@ 手机 片 达 人) the cost of the new 5 nm Kirin chip is between the Apple A14 and Apple ARM CPU. His statement suggests that the Huawei Kirin 1020 will be more expensive than the Apple A14. However, it gets cheaper than Apple ARM CPU. In addition, the size of the Huawei Kirin 1020 is between the two Apple chips.
However, the Kirin chip design, chip size and cost of HiSilicon are not the focus for Huawei. HiSilicon is currently under no pressure to make a profit. Therefore, for products of the same level, the chip size of HiSilicon processors is generally larger than that of MediaTek and Qualcomm.
Not surprisingly, the Huawei Mate 40 series will launch the 5nm Kirin 1020 chip. This makes this series the first smartphone in the world to use a 5 nm chip. Since there may be delays with Apple's 5G iPhones, it is almost certain that Huawei will be the first to use a 5 nm chip.
According to recent reports, all chips that Huawei needs this year will be available by mid-September. This is independent of the manufacturing process (5 nm, 7 nm or 16 nm or 28 nm). Even the self-developed HiSilicon TWS headset Bluetooth chip will be ready before mid-September. The delivery of all Huawei chips for this year is going smoothly. First, there were reports that Huawei will postpone the mass production of its flagship Mate 40 cell phone. However, the report turned out to be wrong.
Despite the U.S. government's ban on Huawei, the company appears to be doing quite well. Although the U.S. won't soon lift Huawei's ban, the company will release the Mate 40 phones with a Kirin processor with a 5nm process as planned in October. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Huawei will deliver around 8 million units of the Huawei Mate 40 series. This will further increase Huawei's performance in the smartphone market. Keep in mind that Q2 2020 is the world's leading smartphone brand.