While MediaTek and Qualcomm have a couple of 5G chipsets for mid-range phones, Huawei is yet to announce one. There have been reports of one coming soon and it is expected to power the Honor 30S. Specs of the chipset which is reported to be called the Kirin 820 5G have been leaked today by a leaker.
The info was posted on Weibo by Digital Chat Station. According to the leaker, the Kirin 820 will be a 7nm chipset with Cortex-A77 CPU cores and a Mali-G77 GPU. He also added that the chipset will have an upgraded ISP and NPU.
The info doesn’t reveal the CPU arrangement, so we do not know how many Cortex-A77 cores it has. However, it appears to be more powerful than the Snapdragon 765G whose Kryo 475 cores are based on the Cortex-A76. However, it should be able to take on the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L which also has Cortex-A77 cores and a Mali-G77 GPU.
The Kirin 820 5G chipset is expected to launch tomorrow based on a statement by Zhao Ming, the president of Honor. The top executive said on Weibo that there will be an announcement tomorrow which is the 8th anniversary of Vmall, Huawei (and Honor’s) online mall. The announcement will be for a “new product whose core has been redesigned”. This statement is implied to be a hint for the new chipset.
The Kirin 820 5G will appear first in the Honor 30S but expect more devices to follow shortly after it is launched.