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Huawei Nova 9 will be powered by the new Kirin 990E processor, could launch soon



Last December, Huawei unveiled phones in its Nova family, Huawei Nova 8. This smartphone lineup arrived with two models consisted of Nova 8 and 8 Pro that offer a bunch of the latest features.

Now, it’s been three months of Nova 8 lineup, and the new leaks and rumors of an upcoming device of the Nova segment, Nova 9 started appearing on online platforms.

Recently, a Weibo tipster reveals that the forthcoming Huawei Nova 9 will be equipped with Kirin 990E 5G processor, which was used in budget smartphones, Mate 40E and Mate 30E.

Talking about the Nova 8 models, these smartphones powered by 7nm Kirin 985 with a faster 5G uplink, faster transmission, and more stable connection. The phone also comes Wi-Fi 6+ connection and an increased WiFi transmission speed of up to 2.4Gbps.

Let’s take a look at key difference and similarity between Kirin 990 5G and Kirin 990E chipsets:

In terms of CPU, the Kirin 990 5G and 990E both embeds two big Cortex-A76 based cores at 2.86Ghz + two middle Cortex-A76 cores at 2.36Ghz + four small A55 cores at 1.95Ghz.

The major difference is noted in architecture, Kirin 990 has DaVinci NPU architecture that adopts NPU dual-core + NPU micro-core computing architecture, supplemented by 16-core Mail-G76 GPU. While the Kirin 990E number of cores is based on 7nm+EUV process technology and reduces GPU to 14-core Mali-G76 and NPU to single-core design.

Currently, there is no information related to specification, the announcement date is reported by any tipster or official source. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you updated.


Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.