5G mid-range SoC battle, how does Huawei Kirin 820 fight

On March 30, the Honor 30S series was fully launched. Among them, the biggest highlight is the Kirin 820 chip. Can this self-developed mid-to-high-end 5G chip be as amazing as the Kirin 810 when it came out and become a chip goalkeeper for a new generation of mid-range mobile phones? Let's take a look at how the Kirin 820 performs.

The Kirin 820 is the first 5G mid-to-high-end chip launched by the Kirin 8 series, which is used to benchmark other 5G mid-to-high-end chips. The current 5G mid-to-high-end chips in the domestic market are: Snapdragon 765G, Orion 980, and MediaTek Teana 1000L. Will the appearance of Kirin 820 reorder domestic mid-range models again? We next look at its running points.


Kirin 820 uses integrated 5G baseband, which can effectively reduce power consumption. It uses 7nm process technology, 1 A76 large core + 1 A76 medium core + 4 A55 small core architecture CPU. Snapdragon 765G, which serves as a benchmark for mid- to high-end chips, uses a 7nm process technology, 1 A76 large core + 3 A76 medium cores + 6 A55 small core architecture CPUs. In the past, such three-threaded processors were commonly found in flagship processors, and they were more able to cope with various mobile phone scenarios.


The Kirin 820 uses the new G57 MC6 architecture (approximately equivalent to the G77). According to the official report, compared with the previous generation Kirin 810, the performance is improved by as much as 25%. I believe that the GPU will also surprise people.

AI performance:

Previously Kirin 810 used a self-developed Da Vinci architecture, this time Kirin 820 will use a new generation of self-developed architecture to achieve superior AI energy efficiency. The computing energy efficiency is 71% higher than the previous generation Kirin 810, far from the AI capabilities of the Snapdragon 765G. This allows phones equipped with Kirin 820 to have better optimization capabilities.

Comparison of 4 processor parameters

Compared with the most common mid-to-high-end SoC (Snapdragon 765G) on the market, Kirin 820 slightly surpasses its rival in single-core testing, leads more in multi-core testing, and has a stronger overall strength.

This time the Kirin 820's listing, will it repeat the situation of the Kirin 8 series in the mid-range model, and the performance will beat the opponent? I wonder if everyone will choose this Kirin 820 processor first on the mid-range models?