Huawei shocked us not only with the impressive Ascend D quad, but also with the silicon powering it - the K3V2 quad-core processor inside it was made by Huawei itself and based on ARM’s Cortex A9 architecture.
The processor also boasts to have the lowest chip temperature and be the most power efficient processor on the market. Huawei’s K3V2 can run at a clock speed of 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz.
The K3 chip comes with a 16-core GPU, which beats the 12-core graphics on Tegra 3 and 8-core GPU on Tegra 2. Huawei spiced things up with a couple of slides showing how its K3V2 smokes the chips inside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (TI OMAP 4460) and the Asus Transformer Prime (Tegra 3).
"You can see the speed of the Huawei D series... It's more than 49% faster than the world's fastest smartphone," Huawei chairman Richard Yu lavished praise on the new processor.
This is the first step and a big one for Huawei's own processors, but this doesn't mean the Chinese company won't continue partnerships with companies like Qualcomm and Texas Instruments.