Last week, a rumor surfaced that Huawei was going to introduce the Kirin 985 processor first on Huawei Nova 7 smartphones. But an insider’s tweet changed this.
According to the insider OnLeaks, Kirin 985 will debut on April 15 along with the flagship line of smartphones Honor 30. And at least one of the models in the product family will have it. The new SoC will be built on the EUV 7-nanometer process technology and will be equipped with the proprietary modem Balong 5000 for 5G connectivity.
I just heard #Kirin985 which will allow the use of the largest image sensor of the mobile industry (see previous Tweet) will likely be unveiled on April 15th and power at least one of the upcoming #Honor30 Series model… pic.twitter.com/LwzTd6qYhW
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) April 5, 2020
Thanks to the new chip, the smartphones will be able to use the largest mobile sensor on the market – Sony IMX700 with a resolution of 50MP 1/1.3″. This sensor is going to have a pixel size of 1.2μm. For comparison, the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 format has 1/1.33 inches with a pixel size of 0.8 microns.