Huawei usually come up with a new Kirin chipset in its Mate series every year, a tradition dating back to the Huawei Mate 8 at the very least.
We’re expecting a new processor in the Mate 30 series later this year, and Huawei has just given us a launch date and name for the new chipset.
The company uploaded a teaser video to YouTube, confirming the Kirin 990 name and a September 6 launch date. This date coincides with Huawei’s IFA event in Berlin.
It wouldn’t be the first time Huawei launched a Kirin chipset at IFA, as it previously did this for the Kirin 980 last year and the Kirin 970 in 2017. They then followed up these events with Mate 20 series and Mate 10 series launches.