A screenshot of alleged specifications of a new Kirin 970 processor has appeared online, and it looks to be a bump in specs when set against the Kirin 960. Among the information shared includes eight cores in two clusters – one quad-core cluster with Cortex A73 cores while the second quad-core cluster will have Cortex A53 cores.
Huawei has elected to use LPDDR4 memory, with a maximum frequency of 1866MHz, and the GPU for the System on a Chip (SoC) will be the Mali-G72 MP8. The memory is like the Kirin 960 in the Huawei P10, but the GPU is new. It comes with an expected 1.4 times performance bump against the predecessor.
One of the features that is touted in this chip is VR support, so we may see phones with the Kirin 970 be Google Daydream-ready.
On the connectivity side, the processor will have a built-in LTE modem with Cat.12 protocol support, with a theoretical download speeds of up to 600Mbps. It will also have the usual connectivity options – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.2 on board. This chip will also be built on the 10-nanometre process technology by TSMC, which promises some considerable power savings.
We can expect the new SoC to be featured in Huawei’s upcoming Mate 10, which is set to be revealed in October. Some of the highlights of the smartphone includes a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge display with a tall 18:9 ratio display, fast charging capabilities, and of course, a Leica-certified camera.
(Source: GSMArena )