The P70 collection will probably be Huawei’s first flagship lineup for the 12 months, comprising of the common mannequin, adopted by the P70 Professional and, doubtless, the top-tier mannequin, the P70 Artwork. To make the launch barely totally different from the Mate 60 from 2023 that featured the Kirin 9000S, a brand new rumor claims that Huawei is growing a brand new chipset for the upcoming household of flagship smartphones referred to as the Kirin 9010.
New specs of the Kirin 9010 have been shared, however Huawei may follow SMIC’s 7nm course of once more as a result of varied components
The Kirin 9000S isn’t anticipated to be re-used with the upcoming P70 collection as a result of, in accordance with a tipster going by the deal with ‘Good Pikachu’ on Weibo, a brand new Kirin 9010 is claimed to be examined with the flagship lineup. Sadly, as you’d have guessed, key particulars surrounding the Kirin 9010 haven’t been shared, however we will nonetheless make some assumptions about its lithography based mostly on previous proof and its rumored title. Because the Kirin 9000S and Kirin 9010 share the identical ‘9’ naming scheme, it’s doable that the latter is only a modified model of the silicon discovered within the Mate 60 collection.
Huawei has adopted this method beforehand with the Kirin 9000SL, which is a barely slower model of the Kirin 9000S, although it must be talked about that it sports activities a various CPU cluster. The Kirin 9010 may share comparable properties with the Kirin 9000SL when it comes to having a distinct CPU configuration, however we’ll watch for these particulars to come back forth shortly. We additionally consider that similar to the Kirin 9000S, Huawei has little alternative however to make use of SMIC’s 7nm course of for the Kirin 9010. We are saying this as a result of, in an earlier teardown of Huawei’s Qingyun L540 laptop computer, it was discovered that the 5nm Kirin 9006C was truly fabricated by TSMC and never SMIC.
This led us to consider that SMIC’s 5nm node isn’t but prepared, although earlier studies have talked about that China’s largest semiconductor producer will kick off mass manufacturing of its 5nm know-how utilizing the prevailing DUV tools as an alternative of the cutting-edge EUV equipment. After we be taught extra concerning the Kirin 9010, we’ll present further particulars. Huawei usually unveils its flagship smartphone collection at Cell World Congress (MWC), so allow us to see if the corporate maintains this follow subsequent month.