The race for the 7nm chip is on and it appears Huawei may be the first to announce a chipset based on the new process and also the first to have it in a phone.
Latest reports say that Huawei will begin mass production of the Kirin 980 chipset this quarter. The 7nm chipset will be manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC).
We still do not know the configuration of the mobile processor but we have a few guesses. We believe the Kirin 980 will still have a dedicated but improved NPU. We also expect it to appear first in the Huawei Mate 20 and then the next P-series phone for 2019.
There are also reports the Kirin 980 will have Cortex-A75 cores alongside a much more powerful GPU. It should also bring Bluetooth 5.0 to Huawei phones.