Huawei 7nm Kirin 980 mobile processor enables 1,732Mbps Wi-Fi

The Kirin 980 will offer the world’s fastest smartphone Wi-Fi speed, clocking in at 1,732Mbps, which is higher than the popular Snapdragon 845’s who's best speeds offer 866Mbps with a Qualcomm modem or 1083Mbps with a third-party modem. So, by all metrics that matter in relation to Wi-Fi for an end user, the new Kirin chip will shape up to be a market leader.

Huawei announced its newest system-on-a-chip, the Kirin 980, which boasts a number of world firsts. It’s the first 7nm mobile processor is built around ARM’s Cortex-A76 CPU and Mali-G76 GPU, the first with a Cat.21 smartphone modem supporting speeds up to 1.4Gbps, and the first chip to support 2,133MHz LPDDR4X RAM.

The Kirin 980 has 6.9 billion transistors and is smaller than a penny!

Comparatively, the Snapdragon 845 is in just about every flagship Android phone not manufactured by Huawei. We may expect to see the Kirin become the chip of choice with 20% better bandwidth and 22% lower power latency. What does this mean? Faster app loading, better gaming, and a better user experience. If you are going to be taking advantage of phones housing the Kirin, you will need a 802.11ac network with a manufacture like Ruckus Networks.

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