Huawei Unveils Kirin 810 SoC Based On 7 nm Process
On the 21st of June, Huawei held a launch event in China where it unveiled a variety of new devices including the Huawei Nova 5 smartphone lineup and the MediaPad M6 tablet duo. Another offering from Huawei that debuted at the event is the Kirin 810 SoC which was anticipated for a long time.
The Kirin 810 SoC is the company’s latest chipset which is manufactured using a 7 nm fabrication process. The only other chipset offered by the company that is made using 7 nm technology is the Kirin 980 which is found on flagship devices like the camera centric P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro and Honor View 20.
The Kirin 810 consists of an Octa Core CPU along with the Mali G52 GPU. The eight core CPU setup is comprised of two different clusters which include 2x Cortex-A76 cores which are clocked at 2.27 GHz and 6x Cortex A55 cores which are clocked at 1.88 GHz. This combination of two different CPU architecture and clock speed clusters allow devices employing the chipset to provide the best of performance and battery life.
Noteworthy, the newly launched Kirin 810 SoC is based on DaVinci architecture which is developed in house by Huawei. This is a positive step in the direction of self-reliance. As the previously imposed trade ban on Huawei left the company stranded after architecture developer ‘Arm’ cut cords with it. Besides, the chipset has a powerful NPU (Neural Processing Unit) with HiAi 2.0 which aims at improving the performance of artificial intelligence technology.
The first smartphone featuring the chipset is the Huawei Nova 5 which was launched earlier today. Conclusively, it seems that Huawei is working rigorously to neutralise the negative impacts that the aforementioned US trade ban had caused. It seems that hurdles faced by the company are just temporary and it will overcome most of them sooner rather than later.