Original title: Huawei and Samsung
Netease Technologies News, Sept. 10, according to foreign media reports, Samsung Electronics and Huawei released new mobile chips last week at the IFA International Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin. The most common feature of these new chips is that they all integrate 5G modem functions.
In this market dominated by Qualcomm, two of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers have released new chips that are at the forefront of one of the key aspects of the widespread availability of 5G devices. Compared with existing solutions using two independent chips, on-chip systems integrating application processors and 5G modems will greatly reduce component space and energy consumption.
Qualcomm has similar chips on its product roadmap for 2020, but last week Samsung announced plans to mass-produce the chips by the end of 2019, and Huawei is moving faster, promising to release its Mot30 Pro smartphone with the most advanced chips on September 19.
The Kirin 9905G chip, developed by Huawei's Hess Semiconductor, is co-manufactured by TSMC and encapsulates 10.3 billion transistors in a nail cap-sized space. The mobile chip includes a graphics processor, an eight-core CPU, and a 5G modem, as well as a dedicated neural processing unit for accelerating artificial intelligence tasks.
At Huawei's Berlin press conference, Huawei consumer chief executive Yu Chengdong showed that the high-end 9905G chip has outpaced 1.7Gbps download speed on China Mobile's network. This is enough to download a complete high-definition movie in a matter of seconds.
Samsung's Exynos 980 processor is located in mid-range products. In addition to the 5G modem function, the chip also integrates 802.11ax high-speed Wi-Fi and Samsung's own NPU. While it will not run apps and games as fast as its flagship chip, it will help Samsung gain more share of the mainstream market before Qualcomm launches its new 5G chip next year.
Samsung's Galaxy A90, released this month, also demonstrates the company's emphasis on the mobile market. Galaxy A90 is one of the earliest mid-end 5G mobile phones.
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