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.