Sohu Science and Technology Yang Jin
Kirin 990 Series Chips
On September 6, the long-rumored Kirin 990 series chips were officially launched. Otherwise, Kirin 990 chips brought a 5G version in addition to the conventional 4G version.Huawei claims to be the world's first flagship 5G SoC chip.
Just two days ago, on September 4, Samsung unheralded the launch of a new 5G mobile processing platform, Exynos 980, which encapsulates application processors and BP 5G baseband processors in one chip, that is to say, there is no need for a separate external baseband. Samsung launched the chip with the same caliber as the first 5G integrated mobile processor.
5G Chip Towards Maturity
In fact, Samsung's chip is not in the same gear as the flagship Kirin 990. The performance of Samsung will not be shown for the time being. Samsung's official announcement at this time point has a clear meaning of "rush to seize" and ambition can also be seen.
Highly integrated SoC is the sign of 5G chips becoming mature。 Prior to that, 5G has been releasedMobile phoneThe 5G baseband is external mounted. External baseband has the problems of large volume, heavy weight, high heating and high power consumption in varying degrees, which leads to the shrinkage of mobile phone's endurance compared with 4G.
andBuilt-in baseband into SoC can not only save the motherboard space, alleviate the fever problem, but also effectively reduce power consumption and improve the endurance.
Samsung 5G chip
Within a week, two integrated 5G processor chips were released, showing the importance of 5G and the momentum to seize the lead. So who is the first processor chip to integrate 5G baseband?
At today's Huawei conference, Yu Chengdong mentioned that "Friends launched a 5G moderm SoC two days ago, but it still stays on PPT.It implies that Samsung Exynos 980 was seized in order to steal.
In the media interview session of Kirin 990 series Beijing conference, Huawei Fellow Aiwei also said that Huawei dared to claim that it was the first 5G SoC in the industry because Huawei could soon commercialize the chip, which may be the first 5G SoC in the world.
Who is the first?
As far as commercial terminals are concerned, Huawei is indeed ahead. Yu Chengdong announced that the Mate 30 series, which will be released in Munich on September 19, will carry Kirin 990 series. According to the usual practice, Mate 30 series is expected to go on sale in the month of release.
Not surprisingly, Kirin 990 may become the first commercial 5G SoC in the industry.Huawei Mate 30 Series is expected to be the world's first commercial mobile phone with 5G SoC。 In addition to the Mate 30 series, on the evening of September 6, honorary president Zhao Ming also posted a microblog, suggesting that the first 5G mobile phone, the V30, will also carry the chip. Zhao Ming said in an interview earlier that V30 will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year.
Samsung officials announced that Exynos 980 is expected to start mass production by the end of this year. At the Technology Forum held by Samsung Electronics on September 5, Samsung and SamsungVivoThe announcement of a partnership between vivo and Samsung's Exynos 980 processor will be launched this year.
At present, in addition to Samsung, Qualcomm's SoC is not expected to be launched until the end of this year, and Unifax's is expected to be listed at the beginning of next year. In contrast, Kirin 990 will soon be commercially available.
Compared with the transition from 3G to 4G, infrastructure, network services and terminals are almost synchronized in the 5G era, and even in the 5G era.The terminal manufacturer also objectively pushes up the 5G commercial pace of chip manufacturer and operator.
On June 6 this year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a 5G commercial license, mobile phone manufacturers have opened fire, and have launched 5G commercial mobile phones. Except Kirin 980 and Baron 5000 equipped with Huawei Mate 20X (5G) support NSA and SA networks, the other uses Qualcomm X50 baseband, which only supports a 5G networking mode of NSA.
NSA is the transition, SA is the future, which is the original intention of 3GPP to set up two 5G networking modes, and is also the consensus reached by the industry.However, it has to be admitted that the commercial progress of SA 5G in China is accelerating.
In the evening of September 6, Beijing time, Qualcomm officially released the Miaolong X55 5G modem on IFA2019, and finally supported the dual-mode 5G of NSA and SA.Domestic mobile phone manufacturers seem to be going to the end because of the "NSA only" pockets.