Huawei is working on Snapdragon 710 competitor dubbed the Kirin 710

Huawei is working on Snapdragon 710 competitor dubbed the Kirin 710
After the recent arrival of the Snapdragon 710 to the smartphone market, a new report claims Huawei is now working on its own equivalent that will allegedly be named the Kirin 710 in order to indicate that it will be taking Qualcomm on directly.

The Snapdragon 710 chipset currently aims at closing the performance gap seen between flagship smartphones and mid-tier ones, with the chip itself being built using the 10nm process that allows for big performance improvements without extra energy consumption that could affect battery life. Huawei’s chip, on the other hand, will have the same goal but will ultimately use much older technology. See, the Kirin 710 looks set to be just an upgraded 659 that utilizes TSMC’s older 12nm manufacturing process and likely means poorer battery life is to be expected. Despite this, however, a dedicated neural processing unit will be featured in order to enhance any AI capabilities.

At this moment in time, Huawei and its subsidiary HiSilicon are yet to confirm the chip’s existence, but the report points towards a launch sometime next month, with the announcement likely coinciding with the reveal of the rumored Huawei Nova 3. If this is the case, the smartphone can be expected to compete directly against the recently-announced Xiaomi Mi 8 SE that boasts the Snapdragon 710.

Moving forward, another likely contender for the Kirin 710 chip is the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Lite. After all, considering the flagship name attached to the smartphone, the Chinese company may opt to stick with a slightly more powerful processor this year, unlike the current Mate 10 Lite which makes use of the slower Kirin 659.

source: Digitimes

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8 Comments

4. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Why do androids only let you record 5-10 mins of 4K before automatically stopping?

6. ZombieHunter

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Who told you that? Mine records until I stop it. Maybe you are running out of space.

10. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Is that a Samsung? No wonder !

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I wonder when we are going to see DynamIQ SoCs? Apart from Snapdragon 845; every single SoC is still running on A53s and A73s.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 945; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

You forgot Exynos 9810.

8. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

SD710 and kirin710 are base on A75,A55 DyanmIQ set.I'm waiting for successor to SD630/636 if qualocmm launch any one of these then i will buy my next smartphone until then will use my old phone for one more year.If there is no such thing then will settle for SD710,660,636 midrange choice of smartphones base on price/specs factor.

9. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

It's about time to drop that s**tty 659 kirin...

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Should named it 715 to make it looks slightly faster for clueless average users.. Or use a really big number to make it looks really fast, like 9810 or something /s

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