Huawei has been boisterous about its new Kirin 980 chip that will be included in the upcoming Mate 20 flagship, saying it will be more powerful than Apple’s A12 Bionic processor that’s found in the iPhone XS and XS Max. We mostly dismissed that as marketing talk, but now reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has come out and stated the Huawei is going to give Apple a run for its money.
In his most recent analyst note, Kuo said he believes that Huawei is “narrowing the gap” with Apple’s user experience. That was something Huawei tried to do with last year’s Kirin 960 processor but fell short. In 2018, it could be a different story.
Both Apple’s A12 Bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980 feature a similar design architecture being developed by TSMC featuring 6.9 billion transistors on a 7nm process. Apple claims its processor is the best smartphone processor while Huawei is saying its processor is better than Apple’s.
While Kuo did say Huawei’s Kirin 980 processor is impressive, he did not go as far as to say it will perform better than Apple’s A12 Bionic chip. Presumably it’s because even though Huawei has powerful chips and powerful phones, they still rely on Android while Apple controls everything, from hardware to software, giving it the ultimate edge.
He did say that Huawei is doing a great job of differentiating itself from the rest of the Android flagships that still rely on Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Huawei is unveiling the Mate 20 later this month, which will give us the opportunity to see just how powerful the Kirin 980 really is.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Make your foliage a feature with the best plant stands
Really show off your home's foliage with a plant stand that makes your greenery a statement, rather than just background noise. We've found a dozen desirable plant stand solutions to suit all types of spaces, all styles of decor and all kinds of plants.