Huawei, the delivering cameraphone vendor in China, released its flagship Kirin 980 chipset a handful of months ago what competes against additional flagship processors — Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820. Currently, it seems that the company is working on an additional flagship chipset.
According to the information, the next chipset from Huawei — HiliSilicon Kirin 985 will be released in the second half of this year. As per the report from a Taiwan-based portal, the self-sufficiency rate of Kirin processors for this year will be increased to 60 percent.
The company is expected to significantly increase the production of the chipset in the second half of this year, which is based on TSMC‘s 7nm process. The China-based manufacturer is still relying on MediaTek and Qualcomm chipsets for a several of its mid-range products but the company is now reducing its reliance on another manufacturers likely forward.
Thus, the Chinese manufacturer is coming to accelerate the production of its low-end chipsets as nicely, along with the high-end chipsets. The upcoming Huawei Kirin 985 chipset will be based on 7nm+ EUV (Extreme Ultraviolet Light) tech. As said, the chipset will be launched in the second half of the year as the successor of the Kirin 980.
Meanwhile, the company is gearing to release its flagship phone series — Huawei P30, what Additionally marks P30 Pro and P30 Lite. The launch event is scheduled to get place on 26th March in Paris, France.