The HUAWEI Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E lay claim to being the world’s first 5G mobile SoC built on the 5 nm process technology.
Find out what HUAWEI’s latest and possibly last 5G platforms offer, and how they differ!
Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : World’s First 5nm 5G Mobile SoCs!
The Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E are HUAWEI’s most powerful mobile SoCs (System on a Chip) – the brains of their new Mate 40 Series smartphones.
Fabricated on the latest 5 nm EUV process technology, they pack a whopping 15.3 billion transistors. That’s 30% more transistors than the Apple A14, which HUAWEI makes a point to note.
They both have eight Arm Cortex cores, with a triple-tier architecture :
- a boosted Arm Cortex-A77 core running at 3.13 GHz
- three high-speed Arm Cortex-A77 cores running at 2.54 GHz
- four low-power Arm Cortex-A55 cores running at 2.05 GHz
HUAWEI claims that they will deliver 10% better performance with 25% better power efficiency than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.
The Kirin 9000 has a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU that is supposedly 52% faster than the Snapdragon 865+, with 50% better power efficiency.
The Kirin 9000E has a 22-core Mali-G78 GPU, which should be slightly less powerful.
The Kirin 9000 has 2 Big-Core NPUs and 1 Tiny-Core NPU that deliver up to 2.4X better performance with 2.5X better power efficiency than the Snapdragon 865+.
The Kirin 9000E has just 1 Big-Core NPU and 1 Tiny-Core NPU.
Integrated 5G Modem
Both mobile SoCs come with an integrated Balong 5000 multi-mode 5G modem.
HUAWEI claims it offers up to 5X faster upload speeds and 2X faster download speeds than the separate Snapdragon X55 modem that is paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+.
They both also feature ISP 6.0 – their 6th generation image signal processor.
Compared to the Kirin 990, it offers 50% higher bandwidth, 48% better noise reduction capability, and better HDR video processing capability.
Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : Specifications Compared
We created this table for an easier comparison of both mobile SoCs :
|Specifications||Kirin 9000||Kirin 9000E|
|Fab Process||5 nm EUV|
|CPU||1 x Arm Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz)
3 x Arm Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz)
4 x Arm Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz)
|NPU||2 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
|1 x Big-Core
1 x Tiny-Core
|GPU||Mali-G78 MP24||Mali-G78 MP22|
|LPDDR5 / LPDDR4X|
Kirin 9000 | Kirin 9000E : Availability
The Kirin 9000 will debut in the Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ smartphones.
The Kirin 9000E will debut in the Mate 40 smartphone.
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