At the SnapDragon Technology Summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm officially announced that its 2020 flagship processor, the SnapSnapdragon 865, will be equipped with a number of handset makers, including Xiaomi. Huawei is also about to launch the next generation of flagship processors, the Kirin 1020, and the Kirin 820 (replacing the current Kirin 810) for the mid-market.
In a tweet @Teme, no other information was disclosed about the chipset specifications, but it was essentially confirmed that the chipset would integrate a 5G modem. In addition, the tweet said that the Kirin 1020 will be produced using a 5nm process, integrating the ARM Cortex-A77 architecture, which will be nearly 50% more performance-efficient than the Kirin 990, and will not have the same 4G version as the existing Kirin 990.
The tweet revealed that the first phone with a Kirin 1020 processor was the Mate 40 series, which will be launched in the second half of 2020. Next year’s P40 series will feature the Kirin 990 5G chipset. The Kirin 820 processor integrates a 5G modem and may be used on the Nova 7 or Honor 10X.