In a post on Weibo (via GSM Arena), the head of Huawei’s smartphone division revealed that the upcoming Huawei Nova 5 will come with a brand new chipset. This unnamed chipset will be a 7nm node, just like the company’s current flagship processor, the Kirin 980.
He Gang, who revealed the Huawei Nova 5 chipset news, declined to say what the chipset will be called. However, speculation abounds that it will be the Kirin 810. If true, it would replace the Kirin 710 which is used in many of Huawei’s mid-range smartphones.
We also have heard plenty of rumors that Huawei could launch the Kirin 985 very soon, possibly with the Huawei Mate 30 series. This would be a slightly upgraded version of the 980, which means it would very likely also be a 7nm node.
Chipsets with 7nm builds are faster than chipsets with larger transistors — such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which has a 10nm process. In general, the smaller the transistors the more you can fit on a chip and the faster the processor can transmit information.
While not much else is known about this upcoming chipset from Huawei, it’s very likely it will make using the Huawei Nova 5 a very snappy experience. Huawei will launch the Nova 5 on June 21.