HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G vs Unisoc SC9832E

The HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G and the Unisoc SC9832E are two processors with different specifications.

Starting with the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G, it boasts a more advanced architecture compared to the Unisoc SC9832E. The Kirin 985 5G features a combination of cores including 1x 2.58 GHz Cortex-A76, 3x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A76, and 4x 1.84 GHz Cortex-A55. This allows for improved performance and multitasking capabilities. In contrast, the Unisoc SC9832E only has 4x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores, which are less powerful compared to the Kirin processor.

In terms of the number of cores, the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G has 8 cores, providing more processing power and efficiency. On the other hand, the Unisoc SC9832E only has 4 cores, limiting its overall performance.

The instruction set used by both processors is different. The Kirin 985 5G utilizes ARMv8.2-A, which is a more recent and advanced instruction set, allowing for better compatibility with modern software and applications. The Unisoc SC9832E, on the other hand, uses ARMv8-A, which is a slightly older version of the instruction set.

In terms of lithography, the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G utilizes a more advanced 7 nm process, which means that it is more power-efficient and generates less heat compared to the Unisoc SC9832E's 28 nm lithography.

Regarding power consumption, the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G has a lower TDP (thermal design power) of 6 watts compared to the Unisoc SC9832E's TDP of 7 watts. This means that the Kirin processor is more energy-efficient, leading to better battery life in devices that utilize it.

Additionally, the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G comes with Neural Processing units, specifically the Ascend D110 Lite and Ascend D100 Tiny, providing enhanced AI processing capabilities. The Unisoc SC9832E does not have dedicated Neural Processing units.

In summary, the HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G outperforms the Unisoc SC9832E in terms of architecture, number of cores, instruction set, lithography, power consumption, and AI processing capabilities. However, it's important to note that the overall performance of a device depends on various factors including software optimization and other components used in conjunction with the processor.

CPU cores and architecture

Architecture 1x 2.58 GHz – Cortex-A76
3x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Number of cores 8 4
Instruction Set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Lithography 7 nm 28 nm
TDP 6 Watt 7 Watt
Neural Processing Ascend D110 Lite + Ascend D100 Tiny, HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture

Memory (RAM)

Max amount up to 12 GB up to 2 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 667 MHz
Memory-bus 4x16 bit


Storage specification UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1


GPU name Mali-G77 MP8 Mali-T820 MP1
GPU Architecture Valhall Midgard
GPU frequency 700 MHz 680 MHz
Execution units 8 1
Shaders 128 4
DirectX 12 11
OpenCL API 2.1 1.2
OpenGL API ES 3.2 ES 3.2
Vulkan API 1.2 1.0

Camera, Video, Display

Max screen resolution 3120x1440 1440x720
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP 1x 13MP
Max Video Capture 4K@30fp FullHD@30fps
Video codec support H.264 (AVC)
H.265 (HEVC)
H.264 (AVC)


4G network Yes Yes
5G network Yes Yes
Peak Download Speed 1.4 Gbps 0.15 Gbps
Peak Upload Speed 0.2 Gbps 0.05 Gbps
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 4 (802.11n)
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Satellite navigation BeiDou

Supplemental Information

Launch Date 2020 Quarter 2 2018
Partnumber Hi6290
Vertical Segment Mobiles Mobiles
Positioning Mid-end Low-end

AnTuTu 10

Total Score
Kirin 985 5G

GeekBench 6 Single-Core

Kirin 985 5G

GeekBench 6 Multi-Core

Kirin 985 5G