HiSilicon Kirin 980: Power and Features

Huawei’s new Mate 20 series is just around the corner and one of its main features is the new engine under the hood, the HiSilicon Kirin 980, which is also the company’s latest flagship chipset. If you’re asking what it’s capable of and how will it affect future devices, we’ll break it down for you.

HiSilicon’s most powerful chipset to-date

First, let’s do a quick backgrounder on HiSilicon and the Kirin chipset. HiSilicon is a semiconductor company founded in 2004. It is based in China and is fully owned by Huawei. It purchases licenses for CPU and GPU designs from ARM holdings and manufactures the chipsets to be used on Huawei devices. HiSilicon’s Kirin 900 is usually found in Huawei’s flagship devices.

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