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Qualcomm recently launched its Snapdragon 710 mobile platform, it’s a new chip by the company which brings premium features to mid-range smartphones. Devices powered by this chip are expected to hit the market in the coming months. A new report out of Taiwan claims that Huawei is going to take on this new chip by Qualcomm with one of its own, the Kirin 710.

Huawei is one of the very few smartphone manufacturers that makes its custom silicon, its chips are launched under the Kirin brand. The report claims that Huawei will be taking on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 directly with the Kirin 710 for a share of the mid-range market.

Just how effectively it will be able to do that remains to be seen, though, because while the Snapdragon 710 will be built on the 10nm process technology which will deliver generational improvements in performance and power efficiency, the Kirin 710 is reportedly going to be based on the other 12nm process technology.

It’s said to feature a dedicated neural processing unit as well which should enhance on-device artificial intelligence capabilities. No further information is available about this new Huawei chip at this point in time and the company itself hasn’t confirmed its existence so far.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Huawei, Qualcomm. Source: digitimes

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