Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be powered by Kirin 970

It's officially confirmed: the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will run on the company's latest and most powerful system chip, the Kirin 970.

The Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be unveiled in Munich, Germany on October 16th, and are expected to also feature an edge-to-edge, bezel-less screen to take on the best like Samsung's Galaxy S and Note, the Apple iPhone 8, LG's V30 and the rest.

Huawei has just taken the wraps off the new Kirin 970 chip and it is a very powerful 10nm chip with a dedicated neural network processing engine for better AI capabilities. The chip also supports a dual camera system with one color and one monochrome sensor for better low-light picture quality. Take this as a hint that the Huawei Mate 10 will also ship with a color and B&W camera.

The new image signal processor in the Kirin 970 (and the Mate 10) is also much faster at taking pictures, which should result in far less blurry pics. It also has a much faster image recognition tech than the competition.

source: Huawei
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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Huawei Emotion UI



4. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

After the unveiling of the V30, I kinda lost interest in Huawei's event. LG really nailed it this year with the V30.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"LG really nailed it this year with the V30." Yeah, though the V30's selfie camera is a huge let down and it's even worse than the selfie camera of the Galaxy S6!

9. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Not really

2. davthom123

Posts: 121; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

this and apple a11 will dominate the second half of the year or last quarter in terms of soc performance. maybe its time for Samsung to cut ties with Qualcomm and focus on its exynos chip as if Qualcomm wasn't involved Samsung would probably have created a custom mali g72 powered exynos chip for the note 8 rather than bother about parity with the snapdragon 835

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5825; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung isn't making a new SoC as they are putting their SoC resources into a new Exynos for the S9 In 2014, with a cheaper 14nm process, Samsung didn't use the 810 at all, yet both their S6 and Note5 had the same 7420 SoC development is really expensive, hence from Samsung's PoV its not economical to make 2 new flagship SoCs a year (and Qualcomm's too, only Apple and Huawei do that now days)

1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Only Mali G72 is new , all other specs are 6 months old The next exynos probable specs : Mali G72 mp24 Mongoose 3 (based on A75 ) Cortex A55 Ufs 3.0 memory 1.2gb/s

3. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Yeah lol

5. Raoufdj10011

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 31, 2017

The next exynos is about 5 months after the Kirin 970 And with sammy Ui ...Meh

6. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

So true, Samsung UI is complete garbage. Phone becomes laggy after a few months of use and continues to get worst. Try any stock Android phone and you will see why Samsung UI is so bad. So it really doesn't even matter if Samsung uses SOC faster than everyone else. Real world performance is what counts.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

How about using a custom UI in Samsung phones then? In fact, I really do not get what all the fiss about Samsung UI is about. People trying too hard to make Samsung's UI appear terrible to the point of theur phones being unusable? I still have my Exynos 5410 Galaxy S4 running the official Android Kitkat firmware, guess what? I doesn't lag as bad as you guys claim. Seriously!

10. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

I use nova launcher and my note 5 is blazing fast. No root. Bought from samsung official store without carrier bloat.

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