Huawei will launch its new mobile chip Kirin 990, which is compatible with 5G, during the IFA 2019 technology fair, which will take place in Berlin, Germany, the first week of September. Kirin chips power many of Huawei's smart phones, the Kirin 980 being the flagship version found in the Huawei P30 Pro as well as several Honor phones, including the Honor 20 Pro.
In an initial tweet shared in the Huawei Mobile account, the company wrote: Are you ready for 5G? It's time to rethink the evolution while the Huawei Kirin chipset throws us into the future. ” The message is followed by the hashtag # HuaweiIFA2019, which also marked several other subsequent publications. Huawei also shared the phrase “Rethinking Evolution”, with a video that reveals the date of its IFA 2019 presentation: September 6.
Are you ready for # 5G? It's time to #RethinkEvolution as the #Huawei Kirin Chipset launches us into the future # HuaweiIFA2019 pic.twitter.com/5T60b9QjPj
– Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 23, 2019
The Kirin 980 was launched at IFA 2018, so you are more than ready for a replacement. Huawei messages are interesting, as they drive a 5G aspect of the new chip, something that the Kirin 980 does not have. There are rumors that Huawei will present two versions of the new processor, one with integrated 5G and the other for use in 4G LTE phones.
The new Kirin is expected to be called Kirin 990, and will probably make his debut in the Mate 30 phone series, which will be announced later in September or October.
Partnership between MediaTek and Huawei for cheap 5G phones
Buying a 5G phone is more expensive than buying one that is not ready to take advantage of the new technology, but that will change over the next year as new mid-range devices arrive. Huawei wants to be a key piece in this market, as it may have reached an agreement that will help launch a 5G phone at a competitive price in the coming months.
A report from MyDrivers states that the Chinese company bought the recently announced MediaTek 5G SoC chip, which apparently fed a low-cost Huawei 5G smart phone in early 2020.
If the information revealed by reputable sources is true and Huawei has placed orders with MediaTek for the 5G SoC chip, doing so clearly avoids the current ban on the blacklist of entities that is in force by the White House, which aims prevent US companies from marketing with Huawei. MediaTek, a Taiwanese company, works with TSMC in Taiwn to build the chips. According to the report, the CEO of MediaTek has met with TSMC to confirm that it can meet the number of orders for 5G SoC chips required.