Huawei is just inches away to unveils its flagship Huawei Mate 30 series. Right before its official arrival, a mysterious device with model number NLE-AL00 makes its entry on Geekbench. Some Chinese tipsters claim, the provided model number doesn’t match with the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate Pro. Therefore, another smartphone can be included in the Mate lineup.
Furthermore, looking at the base frequency, the device seems to be running on the latest Kirin 990 chipset. The scores get a significant improvement over the Kirin 980. According to the Geekbench listing, it scores 3,842 points for single-core and 11,644 points for the multi-core. Apart from that, the device runs on Android 10 OS bringing 8GB RAM out of the box.
In comparison, Huawei P30 Pro based on Kirin 980 chip scores 3,345 points for single and 10,194 points for the multi-core process. Indeed, the margin is not huge, but a slight improvement in the CPU department if we believe in these scores. However, it is not yet clear whether it is Kirin 990 5G or standard Kirin 990, because both have different specs.
The HiSilicon Kirin 990 packs tri-cluster octa-core CPU with 2x Cortex-A76 cores clocked @2.86GHz, another 2x Cortex-A76 cores @2.09GHz and 4x power-efficient cores clock @1.86GHz. The 5G variant gets a boost in two primary cores with clock speed @2.36GHz and four power-efficient cores are clocked @1.95GHz. Another big difference found in NPU department. The Kirin 990 uses dual-core NPU with one big-core and a tiny-core, whereas, Kirin 990 5G has 2 big cores to handle the heavy AI task.
Both processors arrive with 16 core Mali-G76 MP16 GPU under the hood. Overall, both the SoC are very capable processors. We can’t judge just by looking at benchmark scores, because of the company emphasizes on AI more, that could result in the stable and seamless performance. All the doubts will be cleared on September 19, when the company is officially launching its Mate 30 series.