Last year, Huawei launched the first ever chipset made on the 7nm processor and Huawei Mate 20 was the first smartphone to pack Kirin 980 chipset. The company is already working on the upgrade and the rumors suggest that Kirin 985 will be introduced in quarter three of 2019.
Kirin 985 will be produced on the 7nm EUV process instead of FinFET process which media representative in Taiwan confirms. Huawei’s chip manufacturer HiSilicon will also integrate 5G modem inside the Kirin 985 to make all the future devices 5G enabled.
The new chipset Kirin 985 will be made on the FC-PoP method (FlipChip Package-on-Package) combined with a EUV process that increases the density of the transistors by 20% which effectively increases the performance by consuming less power.
Manufacturing of Kirin 985 will begin in Second Half of 2019 (Q3 2019) and it will power the Huawei’s upcoming flagship device Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Huawei Mate 30 Pro will launch sometime in October so the company may launch the Kirin 985 sometime in August.
Samsung is also working on Exynos 9825 which will be based on 7nm EUV process and it may power Samsung’s upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 10/ Note 10 Pro. A popular tipster Ice Universe suggested that it will launch today in China. But there is no official word from Samsung side just yet.