For Kirin 980 SoC We have said it several times in the past two months, becoming a powerful processor that has been used Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro and Magic Honor 2. Slowly, however, the next generation of Huawei SoC will begin soon, which seems to be released long before the company is ready for the 5G smartphone era.
According to the Chinese network CNMO, successor to Kirin 980 SoC (maybe it will be called Kirin 990) will be built in collaboration with TSMC, the biggest player on the market today in the semiconductor sector. They will follow the second generation 7nm architecture that will bring minor improvements, such as 10% faster performance and 10% less power consumption, while combining Huawei's first 5G modem!
Kirin 990 SoC production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019 and, who knows, we can see it in the next Huawei P30 series to be released in April. It's still too early, but where is there smoke …