Huawei today announced its Mate 40 terminals, which arrive with its new top-of-the-range SoC, the Kirin 9000, manufactured to a 5nm EUV manufacturing process from TMSC with the integrated 5G Balong 5000 modem. This SoC is made up of an 8-core CPU divided into 1x Cortex-A77 @ 3.13 GHz + 3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.54 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.05 GHz .
The most important section is the graphics, with a Mali-G78 GPU of no less than 24 cores. All this is accompanied by a new NPU with 2x “Big Core” + 1x “Tiny Core” cores, we have LPDDR5 and LPDDR4X RAM memory controller and UFS storage. Additionally, a Kirin 9000E will arrive, with a 22-core GPU and a 1 + 1-core NPU.
According to the company, Kirin 9000 is the most sophisticated and powerful 5G SoC to date. It has 30 percent more transistors than the Apple A14 (15.3 billion), the CPU is 10 percent faster than the Snapdragon 865+, the GPU is 52 percent faster than the Adreno 560 of the Snapdragon 865 +, its NPU is 240 percent faster than that of the Snapdragon 865+, and all this with a download speed that multiplies the Snapdragon 865+ x2 with its Qualcomm X55 modem and that multiplies the upload speed x5.