Huawei Mate Xs With Kirin 990 5G SoC To Come In March 2020
Today, Huawei held a new product launch conference and not only announced some interesting numbers concerning its activity but also brought a few new models. Probably, the most eye-catching device was the Huawei Mate X with folding screen design. It will go on sale on November 15. Apart from the innovative form factor, it comes with powerful hardware. Under the hood, it carries the Kirin 980 chip and an 8GB + 512GB storage combination. Unfortunately, this version costs 16,999 yuan ($2405). Well, what’s more interesting, at the press conference, the company officially announced the Huawei Mate Xs. It is equipped with the Kirin 990 5G SoC. This variant will hit the market in March 2020.
Huawei Mate X uses a flexible folding screen, which uses an eagle-wing folding feature that can be expanded up to 8 inches. It can be turned into a 6.6-inch screen. Thus, in this mode, it can be controlled by one hand. The second screen size is 6.38 inches. The thickness of the body is only 5.4mm.
The original Huawei Mate X is packed with Huawei’s first 7nm 5G multimode chip Baron 5000 + Kirin 980. At the same time, there is a 4500mAh battery, which supports 55W super-fast charge. This simply means it will charge to 85% in 30 minutes.
As for the Huawei Mate Xs, it’s the slightly upgraded variant of the phone mentioned above. It will be packed with the Kirin 990 5G. By the way, this is the industry’s first chip to use TSMC 7nm + EUV Extreme UV. This lithography process integrates as many as 10.3 billion transistors. Furthermore, the board size is reduced by 36% in comparison to the previous generation. The Kirin 990 5G uses two large cores (developed based on Cortex-A76) + two large cores (developed based on Cortex-A76) + four small cores (Cortex-A55). Its Mali-G76 GPU provides 23% better CPU performance, 39% GPU performance, and 460% NPU performance.