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

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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.


via: TimesNews.co.uk

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