At IFA 2019 Huawei announced that its latest Kirin 990 flagship chipset will include a version with a built-in 5G modem, and will also have better speed compared to its predecessor.
The 7-nm processor includes a modem which Huawei says can offer a maximum download speed of 2.3Gbps, and a maximum upload speed of 1.25Gbps, alongside eight ARM Cortex CPU cores.
Huawei says that using a single chip should make its phones much more power efficient compared to having both a processor and a separate modem.
The Kirin 990 relies extensively on Arm’s chip designs for both its CPU and GPU elements.
Huawei says that the Kirin 990 will power the latest entry in the company’s Mate series of devices.