Huawei is all set to launch new Kirin 960 processor in India. The latest addition to the Kirin 900 series aims to provide a more secure Android experience. It brings faster performance, and security in a wide range of applications including gaming, and photography. Read more to find Huawei Kirin 960 SoC features
The Kirin 960 compromises of high-performance 2.4GHz ARM Cortex A73 cores, 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores, and UFS 2.1 storage. Built using a 16nm process, the Kirin 960 is the first processor to use the new Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. This is also the first commercial deployment of the A73 core. Additionally, it is the first chipset to support Vulkan. Adoption of Vulkan standard maximizes the octa-core GPU performance. The i6 coprocessor (part of ‘big, little, tiny’ architecture) offers 30 percent higher memory capacity. The new processor brings balance between performance and power consumption.
- Reduces power consumption by 15 percent.
- Allows augmented reality (AR) games.
- Offers a complete solution based on the Android Nougat version of Vulkan.
- Offers improved virtual reality (VR) performance.
- Can render 2K video at 90 fps with an MTP lag of less than 18ms.
- Adopts the latest dual camera technology.
The Kirin 960 SoC offers base layer optimization of traditional Android with a better CPU, GPU, and storage hardware performance. It also features the latest audio chip solution Hi6403 for a better music playback experience. Additionally, it is the world’s first chip with finance-level security.
The Kirin 960 is expected to feature in Huawei’s next device along with the company’s in-house operating system. Huawei claims that its next device will bring best-in-class hardware and software (from optical lenses to sensors, to image processing algorithms) allow users to capture the highest-quality images. Smartphones are incorporating more and more new technologies. The new Kirin processor is set to take the handset capabilities to next level. We will have to wait and see how it performs in real world situations.