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Kirin 820 5G launched with improved CPU, GPU, NPU and ISP



On March 30, Honor launched Honor 30S equipped with the latest Kirin processor – Kirin 820 with 5G connectivity.

This new 5G mid-range chipset is the successor of last year’s Kirin 810 and comes with majorly improved performance over its predecessor.

The Kirin 820 is built with 7nm process technology and uses Huawei’s self-developed NPU architecture, improving software efficiency and accelerating AI performance.

The Kirin 820 consists of 1 x Cortex-A76 (2.3 6GHz) + 3 x Cortex-A76 (2.22GHz) + 4 x Cortex-A55 (1.84GHz) combination on the CPU level for better performance. The chipset includes 6 core of Mali-G57 GPU, NPU, Kirin ISP 5.0 and a modem that supports 2/3/4/5G networks.

According to the information, the Kirin 820 CPU multi-score performance is improved up to 27%, GPU Performance improved up to 38%, and AI NPU performance is improved a whopping 73% over its predecessor Kirin 810.

Moreover, the new Kirin ISP 5.0 improves photo noise and exposure reduction by up to 30%, 20% improvements in video noise reduction, 15% improvement in ISP throughput and 15% improvement in energy efficiency.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.