Huawei is one of the biggest customers of TSMC and the company’s next flagship Kirin chipset will be produced with a 5nm process – Kirin 1000 or Kirin 1020 (tentative names). The chipset will be installed in the Huawei Mate 40 series, scheduled to launch in the second half of 2020.
Kirin chipset process evolution:
Kirin 960 – 16nm
Kirin 970 – 10nm
Kirin 980 – 7nm
Kirin 990 5G – 7nm+
Kirin 1000 – 5nm
Currently, Huawei has not revealed its plans for its next flagship chipset but it’ll be introduced during the IFA 2020 event in September. In addition, Huawei also has a new mid-range 5G chipset ready in the coming month.