Huawei Mate 10 will ship with new Kirin 970 chip, and it has leaked out

Huawei will officially unveil its new flagship, the Huawei Mate 10, on October 16th in Munich, Germany, and company officials have already confirmed that it will come with the new, in-house made HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip.

But just how powerful will that chip be?

A recent leak showing the Kirin 970 specifications gives a good look at what we can expect:

Huawei Kirin 970 chip in a glance

  • 8-core (4x Cortex A73 and 4x Cortex A53) configuration
  • Clock speed of up to 2.8 GHz
  • 64-bit architecture
  • 10nm manufacturing process
  • LPDDR4 RAM at 1866mHz
  • Dual SIM LTE

Along with the new chip, Huawei executives also revealed 4 key areas of improvement for the Mate 10. The new flagship phone will have a full-screen, 6.1-inch display and will focus on: 1. Excellent battery life. 2. Eliminating software lag. 3. Optimizing 4G performance and being ready for 5G. 4. Great photographs.

The Mate 10 will arrive nearly a month after the expected launch of the new iPhone 8, Galaxy Note 8 and LG V30, so it will need to do something special to excel, but so far Huawei seems to be doing just that as the company keeps on growing its sales in 2017.

source: Weibo via GSM Arena

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Mate 10
  • Display 5.9" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2360 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. fyah_king unregistered

LG V30, Note 8 and Mate 10 will all be mine!!!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Up to 2.8GHz? Wow, I'm impressed.

3. ZeroSlack_Jack

Posts: 35; Member since: May 02, 2017

Unless someone edited that picture, I can clearly see "4 x Cortex A73 2.8GHz" Seriously PA, I could do a better job at editing than the one you're paying right now!

4. tangbunna

Posts: 485; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

gonna install windows 7 on a 2.8ghz kirin. nah-yay!

5. NoAllegiance unregistered

Wasn't it Mali G71-MP12?

6. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

hhmmm kirin 960 has g71-mp8 while 970 has g72-mp8.

7. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Been wanting to try out mate series hope they don't make it too expensive

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