Earlier this year, Huawei was Reportedly Working on its Own Operating System Kirin. Now Huawei, the Chinese Manufacturer, has official announced the new next generation chip at a press conference in Shanghia, China. Huawei Unveils Next Generation Kirin 960 Processor. The upcoming Huawei phone will feature this chip. The Kirin 960 processor uses four of ARM’s new, high-performance Cortex-A73 cores. It also uses four low-powered A53 cores, produced using a 16nm manufacturing process. Kirin 960 is the first processor which uses ARM’s Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for improved graphics and gaming performance.
In the event, Huawei also compared a Kirin 960 test device with iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The test has done on 14 most common apps in China. Out of these 14 apps, 13 apps launched very quickly using Kirin 960. Moreover, Kirin 960‘s new Mali-G71 GPU is 180% faster than the previous generation Mali-T880. However, Mali-G71 is also expected to appear in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 in early 2017.
The new chip also supports four component carriers (4CC) for LTE. The chip also has improved radio performance in specific, challenging situations, like using data on a high-speed train. Kirin 960 has over 1000 “anti-hacking sensors,” along with a 3-tier security system.
Huawei does not officially announce any phone that will have this chip now. But most probably upcoming Mate 9 will feature Kirin 960. However, Mate 9 will launch on November 3 this year.