The upcoming Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 9000 series chipset will include two models, the Kirin 9000 and Kirin 9000E, according to Twitter user @RODENT950.
The Kirin 9000E specs may be close to the Kirin 990 5G, but the performance will be stronger. The Kirin 9000 will be fully upgraded, with better performance and NPU than the Kirin 9000E, the user said.
I don't have any specs but I guess 9kE is close to the Kirin 990 5G with more power. and 9K is fully upgraded.
— Teme (特米)😷 (@RODENT950) September 7, 2020
Huawei has delayed the release of the 5nm Kirin 9000 chip after media reports said TSMC was urgently delivering the corresponding orders.
With less than 10 days to go before the US ban takes effect, Huawei is rushing to increase its chip inventory as much as it can before September 15.
Huawei's Kirin high-end chips cannot be manufactured after September 15, and the Kirin 9000 chip, expected to be launched this year, maybe the last generation of Kirin high-end chips.
As the world's leading mobile phone maker and 5G equipment supplier, Huawei has become the focus of domestic and international attention as to where it will go under the heavy pressure from the United States.
The Global Times quoted Huang Haifeng, a senior independent analyst in the communications industry, as saying that Huawei's stockpile for the Kirin 9000 chip is around 10 million chips, which also means that there are about 10 million Huawei phones that can be equipped with this chip.
These chip stocks may be able to support about six months, when they run out, Huawei's mobile phone business, especially the high-end mobile phone business will soon encounter huge challenges, Huang Haifeng said.