Huawei claims its new chip can beat Apple and Samsung

The power consumption of the new chipset will be reduced by 20 percent than its previous generation and the energy efficiency can be increased by 50 percent, ifeng.com reported Saturday.

Mate 10, the smartphone powered by Kirin 970, which enables stronger image-recognition, will be launched on Oct 16 in Munich, Reuters reported, citing Yu. All that's left now is to see just how well Kirin 970 performs when it will be installed on Huawei's upcoming Mate 10 flagship smartphone.

Devices powered by the Kirin 970 will be able to truly know and understand their users, while supporting real-time image recognition, voice interaction, and intelligent photography easily, as the 10-nanometre mobile processor owns an 8-core CPU and 12-core graphics processor, delivering up to 25 times the performance with 50 times greater efficiency in comparison to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster.

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Yu is optimistic that the new Kirin 970 chip's speed and low power will give their phone an edge over the Apple iPhone 8 series which is predicted to be revealed in September 12 and Samsung's range of phones in line for release this year. It bets big on AI and comes with what Huawei calls a neural processing unit (or NPU) bringing on-device AI capabilities. Among the many applications it could potentially have, Huawei highlighted the photo abilities of the Kirin 970.

The chipset is based on the 10nm process and will feature 5.5 billion transistors per square centimeter. Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. This shows how the NPU of the Kirin 970 takes better pictures by taking advantage of two image signal processors, for faster processing of image, data, and light information. "The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience", he says.

  • Toni Ryan