The Honor 9X arriving on July 23 is confirmed to ship with the Kirin 810 SoC which is based on the 7nm manufacturing process.
The Kirin 810 officially debuted just two weeks ago with an octa-core CPU comprising of six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88 GHz, and two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.27 GHz.
The SoC also has a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU which the company says offers 162% better performance than the Kirin 710 SoC. You can head this way to read more about the Kirin 810 SoC.
Source (in Chinese)
Why next year? This phone is coming this year
Yeah, and its amazing. The chip is so good there is no competition in midrange. Imagine next year Huawei P Smart 2020 featuring Kirin 810 and 250$ price :S