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Huawei’s new Kirin 980 is set to power the upcoming Mate devices. And with only some time before the launch, it’s quite interesting to find out what makes this new chip so special, and what innovations does it bring to the table. World’s First 7-nanometer (7nm) Mobile Processor The Kirin 980 is the world’s first Mobile CPU that’s built on the 7nm process. Huawei actually took 3 years to figure out a way of mass-producing it, given that each contain 6.9 billion transistors. As far as results are concerned, this new chip is 20% faster than the previous generation, and yet, is 40% more efficient. World’s First Cortex Based CPU The Kirin 980 has been fitted with the new Cortex A76 and Mali G76 processors – the first in the world. The A76 cores are able to bump up performance by 75% compared to the Kirin 970, which ensures that…