Huawei Launches New-Gen 5G SoC Kirin 820
The 5G modem integrated in Kirin 820 supports both non-standalone and standalone architectures as well as TDD/FDD full-frequency bands, offering reliable and stable 5G connections. Equipped with the Huawei-designed Da Vinci NPU, Kirin 820 enhances AI computing by 73% at a lower power consumption compared with its predecessor. The 7 nm SoC features an octa-core CPU with one high-performance big core, three balanced middle cores, and four energy-efficient little cores. The multi-core performance is improved by 27% compared with the previous generation, demonstrating a strong performance and energy efficiency. The Mali-G57 GPU, backed by Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 technology, boosts the performance by 38% and energy efficiency by 39%, enabling uninterrupted gaming experiences. Photography enthusiasts can take advantage of Huawei-developed ISP 5.0, which packs industry leading block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) image noise reduction, and dual-domain video noise reduction technologies to for clearer night-time photos.
Unleashing the Potential of 5G Experience.
5G networks are rolling out globally in 2020. For those seeking high-end flagship 5G features, the new Kirin 820 integrates a 5G modem on a single chip to provide a cost-effective option.
It supports both non-standalone and standalone architectures, as well as TDD/FDD full-frequency bands. With dual-SIM service concurrency enabled by Kirin 820-powered 5G smartphones, consumers are able to play 5G games on one SIM while making VoLTE HD calls and sending SMS messages on the other SIM. .
Kirin 820 optimizes the 5G communication experience with features including excellent anti-interference capabilities for complex 5G communication environments, an advanced adaptive receiver for high-speed mobile scenarios, and an ability to intelligently select the optimal channel model for high-speed scenarios. To reduce latency, the SoC achieves the industry-highest 5G network ratio by comprehensively accelerating 5G network searching and handover, and quicken the time for processing large files and videos. In addition, Kirin 820 supports bandwidth part (BWP) technology, which implements the flexible switching of bandwidth resources with available 5G bandwidths, greatly reducing 5G power consumption and offering a lasting 5G experience..
Innovating Da Vinci NPU to Innovate Mobile AI.
Adopting Huawei's in-house Da Vinci NPU, Kirin 820 enhances AI computing by 73% at a lower power consumption compared with its predecessor. Kirin 820 is perfect for providing a cost-effective option for those seeking high-end flagship AI features.
As a leader in the field of on-device AI, the Kirin SoC family is committed to sharing its AI computing power on the HiAI platform with developers and partners to enable and enrich the AI application ecosystem. Kirin will continue to explore more powerful toolchains and computing potentials for on-device AI.
Octa-Core CPU and Brand-New GPU for Smoother User Experiences.
The performance and energy efficiency of an SoC are fundamental to smooth operations on smartphones. Kirin 820 features an octa-core CPU with one high-performance big core, three balanced middle cores, and four energy-efficient little cores. The big and middle cores are customized based on Cortex-A76 and the little cores are customized based on Cortex-A55. Achieving an operating rate of up to 2.36 GHz, this combination improves the overall multi-core performance by 27% compared with the previous generation. The Mali-G57 GPU boosts the performance by 38% and energy efficiency by 39%, promising a faster and smoother gaming experience..
Kirin 820 employs Gaming+ 2.0, which incorporates newly updated AI frequency modulation scheduling technology. The technology fuses GPU scheduling into the CPU and DDR system frequency modulation scheduling, and adds gaming-associated thread optimization technologies to dynamically detect performance bottlenecks. Moreover, Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 builds a precise performance and power consumption model by learning over 1 million frames of game images for refinements to performance and power consumption scheduling for each frame and in-depth and precise optimization..
Huawei-developed ISP 5.0 for Clearer and Lifelike Images.
Nowadays, smartphones have become indispensable for recording iconic moments from everyday life. The photography capability of the smartphone is lens-dependent and also highly related to the ISP in the SoC. The Huawei-developed ISP 5.0 supports BM3D for professional-level hardware noise reduction and dual-domain video noise reduction, delivering sharp images and videos even in low light environments..
As a new member to the 800 series of the Kirin SoC family, Kirin 820 is committed to accomplishing all-round experience upgrade with improved 5G connectivity and AI support, enhanced performance and energy efficiency, and an upgraded photographing capability. Be sure to stay tuned for more information about the upcoming Huawei 5G smartphone series powered by Kirin 820..