On September 6 at IFA 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu revealed the mystery behind “Rethink Evolution” as Kirin 990 series, manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm FinFET Plus EUV technology combined with new and powerful Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for the next level of Artificial Intelligence performance.
“Kirin 990 (5G) is the world’s first 5G SoC, and it will enable end-users to access superb 5G connectivity experience one step ahead in the first year of 5G commercialization,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
“To meet users’ requirements for enhanced 5G experiences in the 5G era, Kirin 990 (5G) has been fully upgraded in terms of performance and power efficiency, AI computing, and ISP, extending mobile phone experiences to a new level,” he added.
According to Huawei, the Kirin 990 integrates 10.3 billion transistors compared to Kirin 980 with 6.9 billion transistors.
The Kirin 990 embed 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 overall processing performance of the Kirin 990 series increased over 20% and energy efficiency increased by 30%.
To deliver the next-gen gaming performance, the Kirin 990 has Mali-G76 MC16 architecture elevates the performance by 30% while optimizing energy efficiency by 46%.
Huawei last year introduced its Dual NPU structure, to harness new AI capabilities. To push the AI performance even further, the Kirin 990 adopts DaVinci NPU architecture including 2 Big-Core + 1 Tiny-Core.
The new mobile processor comes with Balong 5G modem embedded directly on the SoC, supporting 5G/4G/3G/2G networks and providing fastest downlink at 2.3-gigabits per seconds (Gbps) and 1.25Gbps upload.
The latest ISP is enhanced by 15%. Coupled with BM3D11 hardware-level noise reduction, it is capable of producing vivid photos of natural views, city architectures and stunning night shots. Real-time video segmenting and rendering requires a powerful and stable video processing capability.
Huawei has announced that Kirin 990 also has a 4G version that’s not processed with EUV process. Compared to its 5G version, 4G Kirin 990 only has 1 big + 1 Tiny NPU Core. The CPU remains the same but with less power compared to the 5G version.
Huawei Winter 2022 launch event postponed
Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, who came to power after the Tiananmen Square protests, passed away at 96. State media said he had died just after 12:00 local time (04:00 GMT), in Shanghai, on Wednesday. There are various launch events from different companies around the country that have been postponed.
Huawei shared that the winter 2022 full-scenario new product launch event will be postponed and a new date will be announced soon.
“Thank you for your attention and understanding.” greets Huawei.
As announced by Huawei, there will be a new device, Nova 10 SE that comes with a powerful 108MP hi-resolution camera. The phone also has 6.76 inches display with a 90Hz refresh rate for a better viewing experience.
The phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G octa-core chipset. It is packed with a 4500mAh battery that could recharge with a 66W supercharger.
There’s a brand new smartwatch, Huawei Watch Buds, which is a 2-in-1 smartwatch with a unique mechanism. The smartwatch brings two wireless earphones inside and it also works as a smartwatch.
Today, the company also revealed to bring Watch Children 5X as well. Stay tuned, as we’ll keep you posted on a new launch date.
(Source – Weibo)
Huawei and Saudi Telecom installs world’s first SuperLink network solution
Huawei and Saudi Telecom have developed the world’s first SuperLink network solution and installed it in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The latest product delivers extraordinary performance and stability in terms of network operations.
The SuperLink solution mainly aims to improve network services in the region. As the name reflects, it comprises a single-link bandwidth of 10Gbps and provides advanced and high-frequency rates in 5G coverage.
Further, the excellent product supports a single antenna which saves 67% of the antenna area and 70% of the equipment. Also, the SuperLink network solution is the first product of Huawei and Saudi Telecom which uses a multi-frequency antenna and 4-in-1 CA ODU carrier collection.
To be mentioned, a multi-frequency antenna includes a variety of frequency bands. For instance 6GHz, 7GHz, 8GHz, 13GHz, 15GHz, and more. With the help of this mechanism, operators get relief from using a separate antenna every time while receiving a new frequency.
In addition, the 4-in-1 CA (Carrier Aggregation) ODU (Outdoor Unit) combines four components in one piece of equipment. Thus, it decreases the number of external units by 75%. Besides, it contains higher modulation functioning elements and large bandwidth that increases the single ODU capability by 500%.
With such elements, the Superlink solution can offer a network with efficient performance for minimal costs.
SuperLink solution will speed up 5G development
The Vice President of infrastructure at the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) – Eng. Bader A. Allhieb believes that the unique network solution will accelerate the 5G evolution in Saudi Arabia. Moreover, it will end the long-distance network coverage issues in suburban areas.
So far, Saudi Arabia has been using E-band bearers for distant places. However, the traditional solutions didn’t prove much effective for users. Hence, Saudi Telecom decided to collaborate with Huawei and deploy some meaningful products in the region.
On the flip side, Huawei said that it will continue to innovate new technologies that can contribute to the 5G evolution across the world.
Huawei Health app gets a new logo
Huawei Health app is getting a new update that brings a brand new app logo for smartphone devices. However, we noted that the app is still showing the old logo as an app icon but it may change in the near future.
Let’s look at and compare both of the logos:
The old one has a heart included with a heart along with a wavelength of the heartbeat. The rear color of the icon was orange. While the new Huawei Health app logo is plain an there’s it’s pure white. The heartbeat wavelength is removed and there’s a new cutout on the heart shape.
When we launched the app, we also found that the app launch screen has mixed and quite low contrast orange as compared to the initial one.
However, there are not much of changes made to the text or the slogan of the app. This is “Work out for better health”.
The latest changes are rolling out with version 13 and later. As it brings optimizations for the app’s user interface display and performance to improve the user experience. If you are interested to download this version, visit AppGallery > tap on Me, and then check for the latest app versions. Or Download the latest APK from our Health app download page.
Huawei Health app is an all in one solution for your smartphone. It brings various services to record your health data and activity. It’s also a one-stop portal to manage your smartwatch and smart bands.
The app helps you to optimize your fitness with comprehensive data on workouts, sleep quality, heart rate, body fat, and stress levels. You can make payments, listen to music, and choose a watch face design that suits your style.
Furthermore, there’s a specific section to exercise and achieve targets. With version 13, we’ve not found any significant changes in UI but we noted some performance changes while operating the app.