Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990

huawei hiSilicon kirin 990 processor
  • GPU: ARM Mali-G76 MP16
  • Cores: 8
  • Clock: 2860 MHz

The Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 Mobile Platform emerges as a crowning jewel in Huawei’s rich legacy of semiconductor innovation. Developed using advanced fabrication techniques, this chipset merges raw power with sophisticated energy management, ensuring a balanced mobile experience. For day-to-day users, the Kirin 990 promises seamless interactions, from swift app launches to effortless multitasking. Multimedia enthusiasts will be spellbound by its capabilities, as it unfurls visuals with unparalleled sharpness and colors that leap off the screen, paired with audio that resonates with unmatched clarity. Gamers are treated to a dimension of unparalleled engagement, with the chipset’s high-octane graphics engine delivering immersive, lifelike environments and consistently fluid gameplay. The cherry on top is the chipset’s AI prowess, which seamlessly integrates into tasks like photography, enhancing each snapshot to capture moments in their full brilliance and detail. The Kirin 990, embodying Huawei’s vision for the future of mobile technology, positions itself as an epitome of performance and efficiency.


CPU Performance 83
Gaming Performance 83
Battery life 86
Bestcheck Result 84


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

AnTuTu Benchmark is a leading mobile performance testing application that evaluates a device's CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O capabilities through a series of simulations. By providing detailed scores and feedback, it offers an objective measure for comparing device performances in real-world scenarios.
Huawei Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 585388
CPU 164775
GPU 162204
Memory 138705
UX 119704
Total score 585388

GeekBench 6

Geekbench is a renowned cross-platform benchmarking tool that assesses a device's CPU and GPU performance using various standardized tests. It offers scores that enable users to objectively compare the processing capabilities of different devices in real-world contexts.
Single-Core Score 778
Multi-Core Score 3190


3DMark Wild Life is a popular benchmarking tool designed to measure a device's graphics performance using intensive real-time 3D rendering. The test produces scores that help users compare the graphical capabilities of devices in demanding, modern scenarios.
3DMark Wild Life Performance 3285
Stability 56%
Graphics test 20 FPS
score 3285


Detailed specifications of the Kirin 990 (4G) SoC with Mali-G76 MP16 graphics


Architecture 2x 2.86 GHz – Cortex-A76
2x 2.09 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.86 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8
Frequency 2860 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB
L2 cache 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers
Transistor count 8 billion
Manufacturing TSMC


GPU name Mali-G76 MP16
Architecture Bifrost 3rd gen
GPU frequency 600 MHz
Execution units 16
Shading units 36
Total shaders 576
FLOPS 691.2 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.3
OpenCL version 2.0


Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s
Max Size 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440
Video capture 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VC-1
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem Balong 765
4G support LTE Cat. 19
5G support No
Download speed Up to 1400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced October 2019
Class Flagship
Official page Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990