After rumours and benchmarking reports, Huawei has finally unveiled the Huawei Kirin 985 chipset with various improved features over its predecessor. It is another 5G processor from Huawei after the Kirin 990 and Kirin 820 which was announced a few months back. The new Kirin 985 is a powerful processor built on TSMC’s 7nm process.
Kirin 985 is a second inline within the Kirin series after Kirin 990 5G SoC. The new chip houses a single 5G baseband solution without a plug-in. It supports up to 1277Mbps downlink rate and 173Mbps uplink rate which is 75% faster than the Snapdragon 865 processor using Snapdragon X55 modem. Kirin 985 chipset supports 2G / 3G / 4G and 5G network standard in both the SA and NSA 5G dual modes.
While travelling, the new chipset can maintain the downlink rate of 589Mbps and uplink of 63Mbps. This new chipset is considerably faster by 31% and 37% than Snapdragon 865 processor on the basis of downlink and uplink.
Kirin 985 is a highly efficient and effective chipset. The company power consumption of the chipset varies from 504mA and 291mA. The Snapdragon 865 with Snapdragon X55 modem consumers 1.5x more power than the Kirin 865 SoC, claims Huawei.
It features an octa-core processor with single large core + three medium cores + four small cores. The users can feature a single Cortex-A76 is clocked at 2.58GHz and three Cortex-A76 cores with 2.4GHz frequency and the remaining four with 1.84GHz. Moreover, there’s also an octa-core Mali-G77 GPU along with dual-core NPU unit. The system also features an ISP 5.0 image unit.
Huawei Kirin 985 SoC is powerful and efficient chipset which can be used with 5G smartphones.