Huawei Nova 7 may come with a Kirin 985 processor

The Huawei Nova 7 is expected to be announced next month. At least three phones are expected – the Nova 7 SE, which should be the second phone with the new Kirin 820 5G chipset; the Nova 7; and the Nova 7 Pro with all having support for 5G.

The Nova 7 and Nova 7 Pro should have the Kirin 990 5G chipsets, but the latest reports say the Nova 7 may actually come with a different processor – a new chipset to be unveiled soon called the Kirin 985.

Of course, it is not the first time we have heard of the Kirin 985. Prior to the launch of the Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G, it was reported that Huawei was working on a processor called the Kirin 985 and that it would power the P30 series, but that didn’t happen. It was then reported that it would launch in the second half of 2019, but that too didn’t happen.

Kirin 985

A Chinese blogger posted a few days ago on Weibo that the Kirin 985 (name might be changed) is coming.

Going by previous knowledge of the chipset, it may be built using the 7nm+ EUV lithography process and will be paired with the Balong 5000 modem. With respect to performance, it should be more powerful than the Kirin 820 5G.

Huawei Central reported that the chipset might power the Nova 7 Pro too but seeing as the Nova 6 5G is powered by a Kirin 990 chipset, and the Kirin 985 is not going to be more powerful than it (Kirin 990), it makes no sense to use the Kirin 985 in the Nova 7 Pro.

Ahead of IFA, we have reported that Huawei held a launching event of Huawei Ascend 910 AI Processor. Showing its self-developed 5G chipset solution Kirin 985 side by the side of Balong 5000 (5G modem). This was the first time that Huawei mentioned the Chipset identity lkk.

At that time, Huawei did not reveal this chipset and none of its detailed information. Now, there’s some new information getting from Weibo that revealed this chipset could be launched very soon as possible.

According to a well-known tipster, Huawei is planning to release a new Kirin chipset Kirin 985 (tentatively named) its different from the Kirin 820 5G.hjj
This new chipset, just like Kirin 820, is likely to provide 5G connectivity. But there is not much for the information revealed the tipster of which model it will equip soon.
By assuming the fact that Honor 30S will also debut the Kirin 820 5G, it is a high possibility that Huawei could as well introduce the Kirin 985 5G with Huawei Nova 7 together with Nova 7 Pro (Nova 7 SE with Kirin 820) soon.

Currently, there’s still no verification on what Huawei is planning to do with this new Kirin chipset. But we will always keep you updated on this matter.

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