Huawei unveils next-generation Kirin 960 chipset

Huawei is one of the few smartphone manufacturer who utilises its own chip for its mobile devices. Earlier today Huawei announced its new top-end SoC, Kirin 960 that will most likely power it next flagship device, the Mate 9.

The Kirin 960 SoC is built using a 16nm manufacturing process and is an octa-core processor with four of ARM's new high-performance Cortex A73 cores at 2.4GHz and four low-powered A53 cores at 1.8GHz. It is also the first processor to use ARM's Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for improved graphics and gaming performance.

The Kirin 960 SoC is said to offer 15 percent better performance and 20 percent better energy efficinecy when compared to Kirin 950 chip, while the Mali-G71 GPU is 180% faster than the previous generation Mali-T880

The Chip supports Cat 12 LTE for download and Cat 13 LTE for uploads with speeds up to 600Mbps (download) and 150Mbps (upload) respectively. For security the chip includes over 1000 "anti-hacking sensors," along with a 3-tier security system for financial industry standard encryption. It also supports UFS 2.1 storage, LPDDR4 RAM, and offers improvements to the camera ISP and sensor control logic.

As mentioned earlier, Huawei's Kirin 960 SoC is likely to make its debut with Mate 9, which will be officially announced on November 3 in January. 


Kaiser Bey
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Huawei unveils next-generation Kirin 960 chipset Huawei unveils next-generation Kirin 960 chipset Reviewed by Kaiser on 10/20/2016 04:50:00 AM
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