Huawei has officially announced its brand new processor, the Kirin 950. Just like what previous rumours have suggested, it features four Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. If leaked benchmarks of the new chipset are to be believed, the Kirin 950 is the most powerful mobile processor on the market.
In order to improve the chipset’s power efficiency, the Kirin 950 is built on a 16nm process. While it’s not as impressive as Samsung’s 14nm Exynos processor, Huawei promises that the Kirin 950 consumes up to 60% less power. The company claimed that this adds up to 10 hours of “normal” use on a device with a 3,500mAh battery.
Other than that, the Kirin 950 is equipped with a Mali-T880 GPU, which ARM said is the highest performing and most energy-efficient mobile GPU in the Mali family. The Kirin 950 also has a Cat 6 LTE modem on board and a i5 co-processor that is “always sensing,” which handles the sensor hub, gyroscope, magnetometer as well as barometer.
The Kirin 950 is expected to make its debut on the Huawei Mate 8, which should be unveiled on the 26th of November 2015. If the Kirin 950 does indeed deliver performance unlike any other mobile processors on the market now, Huawei might have a winner.
(Source: Android Central)