The head of the company’s smartphone division confirmed this
Huawei’s troubles aren’t stopping the company from releasing new products and new processors: the head of the company’s smartphone division, He Gang, has announced in Weibo that they will be the first brand with two 7nm chipsets in their product portfolio with the release of the Nova 5.
The new phone is set to come with the replacement for their Kirin 710, dubbed the Kirin 810. The new processor is set to match Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730, and will be built on a 7nm process. The first chipset built with a 7nm lithography was their Kirin 980 flagship processor on the P30 and P30 Pro.
The new Kirin 810 chip is believed to feature an eight core CPU including an ARM Cortex-A76 custom large core and a Mali-G52 GPU.
Other specs of the Nova 5 include a 6.39-inch AMOLED full HD+ panel with a 32-megapixel front camera, under-display fingerprint sensor along with a quad-camera arrangement which includes a 48-megapixel main shooter. The phone is also expected to have a large, 4,200mAh battery with 40W SuperCharge capability.
Huawei is set to announce the new Nova 5 and 5i on June 21.