Huawei Kirin 950 chipset to be unveiled next month?

Huawei Kirin 950 chipset to be unveiled next month?
The Kirin 950 chipset is expected to be released next month by Huawei. How zippy will this chip be? Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong says that the SoC will be faster than rival chips made by Qualcomm and MediaTek. Two handsets powered by the Kirin 950 are believed to be in line for a launch before the end of this year. Those could be the Huawei Honor 7 Plus, and the Huawei Mate 8.

The chip will be made using TSMC's 16nm process and will feature four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A 53 cores using the big.LITTLE architecture. Maximum clock speed is 2.4GHz and the chip carries a Mali-T880 GPU. There is support for LPDDR4 dual channel RAM, dual cameras (up to 42MP) and a Tensilica Hi-Fi 4 independent audio DSP is on board.The Kirin 950 also supports Cat 10 LTE.

The Kirin 950 chipset recently scored a single-core tally of 1906 on GeekBench, with a multi-core score of 6096. That tops the GeekBench results of 1486 and 4970 respectively, earned by the Exynos 7420. The latter is the chipset found on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge.

source: GizmoChina

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23 Comments

1. carlemillward unregistered

Could of been in Nexus, but Google wants to tarnish the Nexus line these days, even drag LG and Huawei's name in the mud.

3. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

That's what is keeping me from updating my nexus 5.

8. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Kirin chips are being blocked by US govt. Its not for no reason that all US release Huawei phones don't use Kirin Chips.

10. Shubham412302

Posts: 569; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

kirin chips are great even after prolong gaming they don't heat up and give good battery life

14. MSi_GS70 unregistered

EXACTLY .. US is SCARED the HELL OUT of Kirin or MTK everything is bout business politics ..

16. carlemillward unregistered

They even scared of YotaPhone, but their may be some Russian spyware in there.

17. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats dirty politics which is stoping foriegn technology to advance. Huawei is making great strides

21. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

OK is there proof of your claim that the U.S. has blocked Kirin / Mediatek and an explanation for why? Why would they not do that for Enyxos? While there are software concerns, this has nothing to do with hardware so don't mix those up. The Chinese phones have repeatedly been shown to feature backdoors in their software. Anything coming with software other than AOSP should be considered a risk, but most customers (especially US ones) don't really care.

22. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

US is spying more than anyone, so first they should save others from theirself by putting ban on own stuff. After that we will discuss about china or any other. I will give plenty of explanation after that

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

How would this be in Nexus when Nexus is being announced in 12 days, and this is being announced after that?

12. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

They have no vision what so ever, crumbling each release.

13. MSi_GS70 unregistered

This is SoC WAR !!! BRING IT OOOON !! Wrestliiiing

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Competition is getting tougher and rougher!

18. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats a good thing, right? otherwise we will keep getting left with heatdragon fiasco

4. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Everybody is better than Qualcom these days.

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1199; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

One bad chip(that isn't nearly as bad as its made out to be) and its the end of the world for you guys. Then Samsung manages to make one good chip finally(that throttles 40% and has heating problems that are not complained about because samsung can never do anything wrong) and Samsung is king of the market? This sort of attitude is absurd and ridiculous.

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

those chip wont be ready until 2016 so you are wrong Carlemillward. Also in 2016 offering from Exynos and Qualcomm will most probably beat this.

6. carlemillward unregistered

So, delay the Nexus line til then. But Google has their reasons. It has to come out then because Android comes out then, if they don't the other phone will get it. Which defeats the purpose of the Nexus.

15. MSi_GS70 unregistered

How do u know? who told u that ? what if will be in december/??? Don't say when u DON'T know on 100%

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

Soon as i saw TSMC, that sealed the deal for me. Ask nvidia how many of their launches were impacted by yield issues

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Great SOC they you should have used more GPU cores though.

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Why are the single core speeds so slow for a mutli-core chip?

23. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Looks like a great chip. Huawei does need to release this sooner though. Otherwise they're going to be behind the curve again when the next-gen chips from Qualcomm and Samsung hits the market.

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