- Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei revealed Kirin 970 chip at IFA 2017
- This latest chip will enable advanced AI on the upcoming Huawei Smartphones
- Huawei plans to launch Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro by October 2016
During the IFA 2017 held in Berlin on 2nd September, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei revealed their latest next-gen chipset, the Kirin 970. With this new chipset, it seems that the company is planning on taking its upcoming smartphones to a whole new level.
The Kirin 970 has an octa core processor with 4X2.4Ghz+4X1.8Ghz Cortex-A73 and A-53 cores respectively.It is fabricated on a 10nm manufacturing process with about 5.5 billion transistors This new chip will enable advanced Artificial intelligence features like faster image and voice recognition and resolve latency issues on the future smartphones from Huawei including the Mate 10. Thus, we can expect Mate10 to give a tough competition to Apple and Samsung.
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With the integration of Artificial intelligence, the future generation of smartphones are expected to be more personalized with the addition of several amazing features like faster language translation, better response to voice commands and real time integration of digital info with the physical environment.
During an interview at the IFA 2017, Richard Yu said that “Compared with Samsung and Apple, we have advantages. Users are in for much faster performance, longer battery life, and more compact design”. By advantages, Yu meant that the Kirin 970 processor with Neural processing unit will make its upcoming devices 25x faster in performance with 50x the efficiency. Also, the new chip will cut down power consumption by 50%.
Huawei is planning to launch its upcoming Mate 10 and Mate 10 pro by 16th October in Munich. Even though Yu refused to leak out any further information regarding specification of the phones, according to some techies they are expected to come with 6” displays.
Huawei can prove to be a tough competitor for Apple who is all set to launch its iPhone 8 on September 12 and also for Samsung with their recent high-end smartphones launched this year.
Huawei and Apple are the only phone manufacturers who have their own set of processors.Other major players like Samsung still rely on Qualcomm for their Snapdragon chip.
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