Huawei has released a teaser for an event happening on the 5th of November. Looking at the image, we can see that a Kirin processor is featured prominently. Chances are, the Chinese company will be unveiling a new Kirin chipset.
Unfortunately, beyond that single teaser, not much is known about the new Kirin processor. Leaks, however, have suggested that the new chipset will be the Kirin 950, an octa-core processor. It will have four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores, with the former clocked at 2.4GHz. Other than that, the Kirin 950 will also be packed with a Mali-T880 GPU along with support for LPDDR4 RAM.
If these specifications make up the Kirin 950 processor, it will be a very impressive one. Past leaks have shown that the unannounced chipset is even more powerful than Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 processor, which has been hailed as one of the best SoCs on the market today. Of course, as these are merely leaks, nothing is set in stone.
According to the CEO of Huawei, Yu Chengdong, the Mate 8 will also be announced before the end of the year. He said the Kirin 950 will be powering the device, which explains why the Mate 8 has been delayed until now. In any case, all will be revealed next week on the 5th of November 2015.