Rumor: Huawei Mate 40 could come with a 5nm Kirin 1020 with up to 50% performance improvements

According to a new rumor, Huawei Mate 40 is likely to come with a 5nm Kirin 1020 chipset with 50% performance improvements (It will be more than 50% higher than Kirin 990). This rumor came into light on Chinese media. Undoubtedly, it will be a 5G-ready chip.

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As per the current-generation Kirin 990 SoC, the next version will be released later this year, and it is expected to be named Kirin 1020. It will be a 5nm chip and manufactured by TSMC, which will start the mass-production in the first half of 2020.

TSMC’s 5nm chip will come in two versions- N5 and N5P. In comparison with the 7nm process, N5 improves performance by 15%, reduces power consumption by 30%, and increases crystal density by 80%.

While, the N5P performance is 7% stronger than N5, and power consumption has dropped by 15% again. The 5nm N5 version will be mass-produced this year, and the N5P will be mass-produced in 2021.

Huawei Mate 40 series will be released in Q3, 2020. This is based on the previous launch schedule.

Check the leaked poster of the Huawei P40 Pro with a dual hole-punch camera

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