Ahead of the Mate 30 series launch, Huawei continues its tradition of unveiling the latest flagship Kirin processor at IFA 2019. The brand posted a video of the Kirin 990, confirming its September 6 unveiling—the same day Huawei will be holding its press conference.
The 11-second teaser video gives emphasis on 5G, though it did not specify if the Kirin 990 will have an integrated 5G modem or a separate one like with the Kirin 980. As for the chipset itself, the Kirin 990 will be manufactured using TSMC’s 7nm EUV process—the same process used in the Exynos 9825—and is expected to use the latest CPU and GPU cores from ARM.
Other rumored features of the Kirin 990 include an updated NPU based on Huawei’s Da Vinci Architecture and 4K video recording at 60FPS.