According to a very credible source, there has been news that Huawei is working on its next flagship processor named Kirin 1020 a.k.a. Baltimore. One of the most staggering features about this upcoming Flagship processor by Huawei is that it will outperform the existing Kirin 990 SOC by a whopping 50%.
The existing Kirin 990 and 990G launched by the company were the very first chipsets to have a 5G modem integrated. Apart from the connectivity, these chipsets did not fall short on the performance side too. The 990 SOC has a score of 457,357 on the benchmark test, which is more than the Snapdragon 855 chip.
With the introduction of Baltimore or Kirin 1020, which is built on TMSC’s 5nm technology, we will be having a pretty powerful chip on the next year’s flagship phones. Baltimore has more battery efficient than its predecessors.
Talking about the performance, the Kirin 1020 will have an improvement of 35% in specific performance areas. If talking about the overall performance, then Baltimore will be having an impressive 50% improvement over its predecessors i.e., the Kirin 990 and 990G. The secret behind the massive performance jump of this processor is that it functions on the latest ARM Cortex A78 cores, which are also a step ahead than what it’s rivaled in the market are doing.
With the introduction of ARM Cortex A78 in its processor, Huawei has taken the lead as it’s competitors are now using ARM Cortex A77 in their SOCs. Taking Mediatek as an example, the Dimensity 1000, which is currently the king-pin for the company, will be running on ARM Cortex A77!
The Kirin 1020 SOC will also support 5G data connectivity, just like its predecessors. As the current Flagship series by Huawei is running the Kirin 990 and 990G processors, there is a high chance that we will see this chip in the upcoming Nova series by the company.