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Huawei Mate 8 and Kirin 950 chipset to be unveiled on November 5th?

Posted: , by Alan F.

Huawei Mate 8 and Kirin 950 chipset to be unveiled on November 5th?
A Huawei invitation was discovered earlier today on Weibo, and it reveals that the company will be holding an event on November 5th. The invite contains the image of a Kirin chipset with art work that is supposed to look like circuitry, and includes the November 5th date. The Kirin 950 would be Huawei's top-shelf home grown chipset, and is said to feature four Cortex-A72 cores (with a maximum 2.4GHz clock speed), and four Cortex-A53 cores. The Mali T-880 GPU is included, and the chip supports 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, Cat.10 LTE, and a 42MP rear camera.

If Huawei introduces the Kirin 950 SoC on November 5th, as suggested by the invitation, it would be taking the wraps off of a chip that outscored the powerful Exynos 7420 on Geekbench. The Kirin 950 tallied a multi-core score of 6096, and a single-core score of 1909. The Exynos 7420 had results of 4970 and 1486, respectively. The chip is built by TSMC using the 16nm process.

If the invitation is legit, we also expect to shortly see the unveiling of the Huawei Mate 8, possibly at the same event. Supposedly, Huawei was waiting for the Kirin 950 to be ready, so that it could stuff it into the Mate 8. The phone is expected to be equipped with a 6-inch screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. 3GB/4GB of RAM is said to be inside, along with 32GB/64GB of native memory. A 21MP rear camera will be found on the back, along with an 8MP or 5MP front-facing selfie snapper. A huge 4000+ mAh juicer keeps the lights on.

Earlier this month, we passed along a rumor that the Mate 8 would be released in late November or early December. That would dovetail with a November 5th unveiling. The version with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage could be priced at the equivalent of $520 USD, while a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage would cost $610.

Huawei could unveil Kirin 950 chipset at November 5th event

Huawei could unveil Kirin 950 chipset at November 5th event

via: TimesNews.co.uk

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posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:29 1

1. fyahking (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)

Damn, i hope it comes to America.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 12:19 2

9. Acer_Predator (unregistered)

U can order it anytime at aliexpress..

posted on 30 Oct 2015, 04:01

17. fyahking (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)

Yeah, but will I get LTE with T-Mobile?

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 17:24 2

13. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

42MP rear camera? Is the software good for it tho? Don't tell me its another oppo marketing scheme with that 50MP upsampling cheese

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 21:43

14. ananthu07 (unregistered)

No, it is the maximum supported by the processor. The SD810 support a maximum of around 55MP. This doesn't mean OEMs have to put it. Read till the end and it is said it will have 21MP camera.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:29 1

2. carlemillward (unregistered)

i am more interested in GPU Performance, how many clusters of Mali-T880.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:38 1

5. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

MP6, dude!

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 12:12 1

7. carlemillward (unregistered)

I know but I will not believe it until I see it. Remember when 930 supposed to have 4 A57 but used 4 A53e and when Honor 7 used 935 instead of 940?

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:34

3. Bm888 (Posts: 516; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)

Mate 7 was a and still an amazing device ..it spark of wave of back-round and super fast fingerprint scanners.. hope mate 8 successfully succeeds it.. btw samsung now needs a note competitor..i hope we'll get to see phablets with styluses or pens

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:37 2

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

woah! RIP Exynos 7420... :D

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 13:50 4

11. UglyFrank (Posts: 1939; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Basically 9 months on top in a rapidly changing industry, hardly bad

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 11:58

6. torr310 (Posts: 1084; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

The clock speeds are fast. Let's hope there will not be an overhead issue.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 12:14

8. carlemillward (unregistered)

Those who complain about buying Mate S and this being released. Well we all knew this was coming soon. Just not earlier than 2016 Q1.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 12:42

10. bur60 (Posts: 878; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

5,5 inch is perfect. 6 a bit too much

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 14:41 2

12. ThirdEye (Posts: 32; Member since: 31 Oct 2012)

Nothing new here. Cortex A72 seemed to be far better than tA57 it replaces. A57 seemed to be a dud like A17 was. A53 seems to be good that ARM is continuing to keep it as the low power companion to A72.

Also MediaTek wisely chose in Helio X10, to clock its A53 cores to 2.2GHz for its high power cluster, while the low power cluster still chugs A53 at 1.4 GHz. It seemed so prescient in avoiding A57 cores altogether and going to A72 with the X20.


On the CPU benches, the 28nm X10 A53s do come just short of 20nm A57+A53 of SD810 and a little below the 14nm A57+A57 Exynos 7420. Not shabby!

The Graphics I know is relatively bad as they use PowerVR 6200 (old in tooth) and possibly 1/2 cores while the competition is 4core GPU.

With the new Kirin 950 in the mix, I am really looking forward to next year to see some good competition.

I cannot type in URLs due to me having less the 20 posts. So append the needed to the gsminsider website string.

posted on 28 Oct 2015, 22:09

15. Suo.Eno (Posts: 528; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)

Pointless to dick wag about beating Exynos 7420 if it's gonna be just as closed down tighter than a nun's undie. Hope Huawei do learn a thing or 2 from their Nexus gig (which is shaping up to be a massive coup for them if cards are played right) and ease up on Kirin and EMUI's 3rd devs' worthiness.

posted on 29 Oct 2015, 02:32

16. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

It's the most anticipated phone by Huawei .
So, do you think they will launch it like this .
They sure to send invites a month before it's launch .
This is actually the launch date of next gen Kirin chipsets .
Kirin 950,Kirin 940 and Kirin 630 is expected by the Chinese media .

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