Huawei is due to launch a new flagship smartphone in the coming weeks. The company confirmed during its IFA 2018 press conference that the Huawei Mate 20 launch will take place on October 16th in London. It’s going to be the first smartphone to be powered by the company’s new Kirin 980 processor, the first mobile chip based on the 7nm process technology.
During its IFA 2018 press conference, Huawei confirmed that it’s going to officially unveil the Mate 20 series at an event in London on October 16th. The company also confirmed that this smartphone will be the first to use the Kirin 980 processor.
The company has unveiled the Kirin 980 processor at IFA 2018 as well. It appears to be quite a formidable rival to the Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm, at least on paper. The Snapdragon 845 is currently the processor of choice for all non-Huawei flagship smartphones. It’s not the only device that Huawei has confirmed which will be powered by the Kirin 980. Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand, is working on a device powered by this processor as well.
The upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series will include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Lite, and the Mate 20 Pro. There may be a Porsche Design edition of the handset as well. Further details about the devices will be confirmed by Huawei at its event on October 16th.