Huawei at IFA 2019 was all about its prowess in chip
development and its claimed world-first 5G SOC, and the fastest ever 5G processor – the Kirin 990 5G.
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the ‘Huawei at IFA 2019’ claim
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), delivered
a keynote speech titled “Rethink Evolution” he said
“Kirin 990 (5G) is the world’s first 5G SoC. It will enable
end-users to access superb 5G connectivity experience one step ahead in the
first year of 5G commercialisation. The 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.
What we know about the Kirin 990
Available in both a 5G and 4G version
Huawei Kirin SoCs are currently only available in Huawei’s own and its Honour brand
5G Balong modem supports sub-6GHz 5G signals with a maximum of 2.3Gbps download and 1.25Gbps upload. It does not support mmWave.
The neural processing unit is a coprocessor is optimised for machine learning frameworks like Google’s TensorFlow. It can automatically distribute workloads like voice recognition, computer vision, and natural language understanding across its heterogeneous computing architecture.
It is likely to be in the Mate 30/Pro to be released on 19
September. It may also appear in a re-engineered P30 Pro as well.
The Kirin 990 relies extensively on Arm’s chip designs for both its CPU and GPU elements. However, Huawei’s relationship with ARM is uncertain as the US has imposed sanctions on the company. It may be the last ARM-based chip it can produce until the ban is lifted.
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3
It uses a delicate earphone design and comes with a unique,
HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 provides users with a more comfortable
wearing experience. It has black and white colour options.
As the first wireless earphones running on Huawei’s Kirin A1
BT 5.1 chip, it provides stable and fast connectivity, impressive sound quality
and smart active noise cancelling experience.
Battery: 4 hours and 20 hours in the charging case – USB-C charge
BT 5.1 (equivalent)
4.5g per bud and 48g charge case
P30 Pro new colour options – Mystic Blue and Misty Lavender
Huawei announced two new colour options for its popular HUAWEI P30 Pro as well as upgraded photography and video editing features, and is ready for the all-new EMUI10 (for existing owners as well).
The HUAWEI P30 has sold over 10 million units within the
first 85 days, a new record for Huawei’s flagship device shipments.
Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s Western Europe Consumer
Business Group said, “The P30 Series has been hugely popular in Europe so we
wanted to refresh the range and appeal to new audiences.”
Video software (also as a software update to existing owners)
The latest photography upgrades include a new super night
selfie function. It uses a high image sensing portrait algorithm to brighten
subjects at night, whilst lowering the brightness of the light source in the
background for natural, crystal clear selfies even in low light conditions.
Upgraded HUAWEI Vlog AI editing function can create music
videos from your gallery with just one click. Once the video has been created,
you can customise it with your favourite music, filters, effects and movie
scales and even add more clips.
Val Quinn, Channel Seven Sunrise GadgetGuy was a guest of Huawei at IFA 2019