#IFA2017 – Huawei unveiled its new Kirin 970 processor at IFA 2017 earlier this week. The company said this chip will power the “future of smartphones.” It has built-in artificial intelligence to enable the handset powered by the Kirin 970 to provide more smart features.
The Huawei Kirin 970 has an 8 core CPU and 12 core GPU. Huawei claims that it provides 25x greater performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to the quadcore Cortex-A73 CPU cluster.
Manufactured on a 10nm advanced process, the Kirin 970 has a dedicated neural processing unit for artificial intelligence. The company is offering it as an open platform for mobile AI developers and partners.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, explained that Huawei’s mobile AI is a combination of on-device AI and cloud AI.
“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,” he said.
There’s also a new dual ISP that promises improved noise recognition in low light conditions. The chip has support for 4.5G Cat.18 LTE that provides compatibility for theoretical download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps.
The Huawei Mate 10 is going to be the first smartphone to be powered by Huawei’s new chipset. The company is going to unveil its new flagship smartphone on October 16th.