The BIG Unveilings by Huawei at IFA 2019 – Part 1

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  • Posted: September 7, 2019 at 12:54 am

IFA 2019 is going down at Berlin Germany and present at the Europe’s biggest technology show is Huawei’s CEO in charge of Consumer Business Group (CBG), Richard Yu . For Huawei, the biggest unveiling is its 5G SoC, the Kirin 990 (5G), although also the standard Kirin 990 has been unveiled. Alongside these two technologies, the Chinese giant phone and other modern technology manufacturer has items such as the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro, a refreshed Huawei P30 Series, HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 True Wireless Stereo Earbuds and Kirin A1 Chipset for Wireless Audio.

Huawei Kirin 990 (5G) and the Kirin 990

Unveiled at the IFA 2019 is Huawei’s Kirin 990 (5G), which is the first 5G SoC in the world and supports the industry’s most compact 5G smartphone solution. With the cutting-edge 7 nm+ EUV manufacturing process, Kirin 990 (5G) is integrated with a 5G modem, achieving a smaller area and lower power consumption. Moreover, Kirin 990 (5G) is the first full-frequency 5G SoC to support both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures as well as TDD/FDD full frequency bands, enabling it to accommodate hardware requirements under diverse networks and networking modes. Based on Balong 5000’s excellent 5G connectivity capability, Kirin 990 (5G) provides a leading peak downlink rate of 2.3 Gbit/s and an uplink peak rate of 1.25 Gbit/s, delivering unmatched 5G experiences in the industry.

“Kirin 990 (5G) is the world’s first 5G SoC, and it will enable end users to access superb 5G connectivity experience one step ahead in the first year of 5G commercialization.” said Richard. “To meet users’ requirements for enhanced 5G experiences in the 5G era, Kirin 990 (5G) has been fully upgraded in terms of performance and power efficiency, AI computing, and ISP, extending mobile phone experiences to a new level .

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The first Kirin 990 (5G) SoC packs a dual-core NPU built on the Da Vinci architecture, which comprise large NPU cores and tiny NPU cores. The large cores achieve high performance and power efficiency in heavy computing scenarios, while the tiny core structure, first in the industry, empowers ultra-low power consumption applications, fully tapping into the intelligent computing power brought by the innovative NPU architecture.

In terms of CPU, Kirin 990 features a three-level power efficiency structure, comprising of two ultra-large cores, two large cores, and four small cores, with a dominant frequency up to 2.86 GHz. In addition, Kirin 990 uses a 16-core Mali-G76 GPU and the new system-level Smart Cache for intelligent flow distribution, which can effectively save bandwidth and lower power consumption. For gaming experiences, Kirin 990 (5G) supports an upgraded Kirin Gaming+ 2.0 that enables efficient collaboration between hardware infrastructure and solutions, offering industry-leading smooth and fast gaming experience.

As for photography, Kirin 990 (5G) provides a brand-new ISP 5.0 that pioneers block-matching and 3D filtering (BM3D) professional-level hardware noise reduction (NR) for capturing brighter and sharper images in low light environments. It is also the first to use dual-domain video NR for more accurate noise processing for videos. In addition, the real-time video post-processing and rendering based on AI segmentation can adjust the image color frame by frame to bring cinematic quality.

HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro at IFA 2019

Huawei WiFi Q2 Pro is a whole new generation for home WiFi System. The WiFi System is equipped with  Huawei’s Gigahome 5630 gigabit PLC modem chip and featuring innovative PLC Turbo technology, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro router greatly enhances anti-interference for PLC networking to realize fast data transfers and low latency, laying a groundwork for the widespread adoption of new technologies, such as 200 Mbps broadband and faster fiber-optic broadband. The HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro can be plugged in in areas with a weak signal for full coverage in even a spacious, multi-story home. The combination of dual-band auto-selection, seamless roaming, and automatic channel optimization, aims to equip Q2 Pro users with a smart Wi-Fi experience that covers every nook and cranny in any household.

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The proliferation of 200 Mbps and faster broadband, along with the increasing number of smart devices in private homes, has caused a sharp surge in transmission traffic on major signal channels. As a third-generation Huawei base-satellite router, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro focuses on resolving the interference problems that occur during network signal transmission. It utilizes Huawei’s gigabit PLC modem chip and PLC Turbo technology to substantially reduce signal noise and enhance the quality of communications between base and satellite routers. Compared with its predecessor, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro achieves significantly higher networking speeds and lower latency.

Furthermore, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro 3 unveiled at the IFA 2019 Packs Hybrid version utilizes 5 GHz mesh Wi-Fi technology and hybrid networking of PLC and Wi-Fi networks to offer theoretical connection speeds of up to 1,867 Mbps, making it ideal for homes with fast broadband access.

In addition to the 50%–120% increase in networking performance, the HUAWEI Q2 Pro inherits its predecessor’s plug-and-play feature, and allows for the connection of up to 15 satellites for every configured base, far exceeding the number of supported secondary routers for similar products. This ensures that every corner in a spacious home has access to a full-speed Internet connection. In order to provide intelligent Wi-Fi connectability, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro supports dual-band auto-selection and seamless roaming, automatically connecting users to the hotspot and frequency band with the strongest signal, and optimizing Wi-Fi channels to prevent interference from nearby signals.

For an even more convenient configuration, automatic network port identification technology saves users from confusing with WAN and LAN ports. Additionally, a new router can automatically obtain the Wi-Fi password from the old router when connected, for direct Internet access.

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Worth noting is that the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro supports the next-generation IPv6 network communication protocol, to further bolster user privacy and network security.

Compared with the IPv4 protocol, IPv6 has a seemingly inexhaustible supply of addresses at its disposal. IPv6 addresses are generated randomly by combining the IP address prefixes issued by the Internet service provider’s servers, with the MAC address of the device itself, making them harder to penetrate. The encryption options offered by the IPv6 protocol provide for guaranteed first-rate security on the router and connected devices.

As more and more services support IPv6, routers that only support IPv4 will quickly become obsolete. Therefore, the HUAWEI WiFi Q2 Pro and other Huawei routers, have blazed a trail in fully supporting IPv6 to build the next-generation networks of the future ahead of schedule.

Huawei had a lot more to unveil at the IFA 2019 event that have been discussed in Part 2 of this article.

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