System chips that integrate application processors and fifth-generation wireless modems significantly reduce space and power requirements compared with existing solutions that use two separate chips, Bloomberg reported on Sept. 11. Qualcomm has such a model on its 2020 roadmap, but over the past week Samsung has announced plans to mass-produce the system chip by the end of 2019.Huawei Faster, promising to launch Mate30 Pro intelligence on September 19cellphonewith its state-of-the-art processors.
The report points out that Kirin 9905G, a subsidiary of Huawei Haisi Semiconductor, is produced by TSMC and integrates 10.3 billion transistors in a nail-sized space. It includes a graphics processor, an eight-core CPU and the most important 5G modem, as well as a dedicated neural network processor for accelerating artificial intelligence tasks.
At Huawei's Berlin product launch event, Yuchengdong, Huawei's managing director and CEO of consumer business, displayed high-end 9905G.China Mobile Communication CorpThe network implementation exceeds the real download speed of 1.7Gbps. This is enough to download high-definition movies and demanding 3 D games in a matter of seconds.
Samsung Exynos 980's strategy is to target the mid-range market, Bloomberg said. In addition to 5G functionality, the new chip also integrates 802.11ax's fast Wi-Fi and Samsung's own NPU. It won't run applications and games as fast as flagship chips, but it should help the Korean company gain a slice of the mainstream market before Qualcomm launches a new 5G chip next year.
Samsung's focus on the mobile market was also reflected in the launch of the Galaxy A90 this month, which will be one of the earliest 5G mid-range phones to sell.
As for Qualcomm, it promised to launch a 5G portfolio by 2020, covering all prices and mobile device types, but the world's leading mobile chip designer found that it was now lagging behind faster competitors.