Huawei officially lifted the veil from its new mobile chipset, the Kirin 820 5G. The chipset was essentially designed and manufactured for mid-range devices and comes with some meagre improvements over its predecessor, the Kirin 810 SoC.
Much like the Kirin 810, the Kirin 820 5G is based on Huawei’s current 7nm die lithography and comprises four ARM A76 cores and four A55 cores. Running on a 1+3+4 configuration CPU configuration. The GPU used in the chipset is a Mali-G57 that Huawei says offers 38% better performance over last generation’s Mali-G52. Further, and just likes predecessor as well, the Kirin 820 also houses a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that reportedly performs 73% better than the NPU in the Kirin 810.
Lastly, and as its official name suggests, the Kirin 820 is equipped with the same 5G modem as the more powerful Kirin 990 SoC. Supporting dual-mode SA/NSA 5G bandwidths.
As for which Huawei devices gets first dibs on the Kirin 820 5G, that honour goes to the HONOR 30S. In addition to the new chipset, the 30S sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS display with a punch hole selfie camera at the top-left corner. Around the back, the phone houses a quad-camera main array consisting of a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP 3x telephoto optical zoom, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP depth sensor.
Price-wise, the phone starts from 2399 Yuan (~RM1456) for the 8GB+128GB variant, while the version with 256GB retails for 2699 Yuan (~RM1638). The phone will be available in China first, starting on 7 April. At the time of writing, there’s still no word on local availability and pricing.