Huawei would be the first to jump to 3nm with the Kirin 9020
Months ago, Huawei announced its new flagship processor, the Kirin 9000, a chip that can be found in the company’s high-end devices. This one was created with a 5nm process and offers excellent performance; in addition, it has a lower power variant (Kirin 9000E). However, today we do not come to talk about it, since the desire to improve itself, the company is already working on the Kirin 9020; and if we pay attention to the information shared by a prominent filter, then it would be built with a 3nm lithograph.
Kirin 9020 So soon?
In this sense, the Kirin 9020 would be the first to be manufactured with a 3nm node.
. Naturally, this information can be hard to believe when we consider the normal rate of manufacturing nodes. Normally we would expect Huawei to make use of the 5nm node for at least two more years.
However, in a world as competitive as the smartphone industry, it is not unthinkable that a manufacturer as at the forefront as Huawei tries to get ahead of its competitors.
The initial Tweet stated that the chip would be known as Kirin 9010, but it was later corrected to Kirin 9020.
Next Gen Kirin (9010) is 3nm. pic.twitter.com/b6WtwdKt7r
– Teme () (@ RODENT950) January 1, 2021
If that’s all true, then it wouldn’t be surprising if Qualcomm tries to catch up with Huawei. For its part, we know very well that Samsung galaxy will skip 4nm as well to go squarely for 3nm SoCs. In the case of Apple, we also expect it to design 3nm chips that will be manufactured by TSMC, although they are not expected until 2022.
Before the launch of the 5nm Kirin, there were reports that the Mate 40 may be Huawei’s latest flagship with a Kirin chipset processor, but that is likely not the case. In this sense, Huawei P50 phones should have Kirin 9000 processors; And if Huawei is able to do its job, then this year’s Mate series will come with the 3nm Kirin 9020.