the Kirin 9000S has 12 cores

Tom Henry

the kirin 9000s has 12 cores

He Huawei Mate 60 Pro He is grabbing headlines wherever he goes. The controversy with its chip, its SoC to be more specific, continues, where it has the entire US looking closely at the lithographic technology used through reverse engineering, and SK Hynix very upset for having obtained its memory chips without a license and without permission. Well, what has just been revealed is going to raise the hackles of two more companies, if not three: Apple, Qualcomm and Mediatek. And it is that said Kirin 9000S was blocked and now Huawei has unlocked it, going from 8 Cores to 12 cores!

Huawei has put fear into the bodies of many governments and companies. Practically the entire West is analyzing and looking closely at how they have managed to manufacture the Kirin 9000S with parts of SoC at 7 nm, and others at 10 nm, without EUV. On the other hand, the designers are also not clear about how they have achieved the distribution of Cores and the GPU that they integrate. Well, they have more work pending as a result of what we are going to see.

Huawei unlocks its Mate 60 Pro by software

Huawei Mate 60 Pro Kirin 9000S 12 cores

The case would not be more relevant if it were not for the latest update of the Hongmeng Operating System (HARMONY in the West) has left its users dumbfounded. The version named as It brought some small integrated improvements, nothing relevant, except when some users realized something that was theoretically impossible.

Your smartphone since you had a core of 2.62GHz further three cores to 2.15GHz and quad core of 1.53GHz, but the specifications had changed suddenly. From 8 cores it went to 12 cores with the following configuration:

  • 2 x 2.62GHz
  • 4 x 1.53GHz
  • 6 x 2.15GHz

Therefore, you have gained a high-performance core, a 1.53 GHz core and two efficiency cores at no cost. What does this mean for the West?

Kirin 9000S with 12 cores, a problem and enigma for the West

Huawei Mate 60 Pro with Kirin 9000S showing 12 cores and frequencies

The fact that it is far behind in lithography and has sanctions, restrictions and blockades all over the world and from all the leading companies internationally, suggests that what Huawei has done is a direct threat to the West.

Not only have they achieved something impossible in these circumstances, it is still unknown how they did it. In addition, the SoC specifications have been completely changed. Let us remember that we started from:

  • 1x Cortex-A77 at 3.13 GHz
  • 3x Cortex-A77 at 2.54 GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 at 2.05 GHz

Therefore, the frequencies have dropped by 500 MHz in the former, enabling one core along the way, 1 GHz in the latter, enabling another Core, and 100 MHz in the efficiency ones, leaving two more cores.


Given that we lack information and that the only leaked diagram is the one preceding this paragraph, everything indicates that Huawei wanted to limit the impact of its entry SoC so as not to raise suspicions, and that seeing how it has not worked, it has unlocked its Kirin 9000S.

Without a doubt, they are playing tricks and are bringing out their artillery little by little, we will see what surprises this Huawei SoC brings us and how the West reacts with the company and with China, because if we can be clear about something, it is that there will be more sanctions, and possibly harder.

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