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Huawei brings home-grown K3V2 quad-core A9-based processor

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:03

Huawei shocked us not only with the impressive Ascend D quad, but also with the silicon powering it - the K3V2 quad-core processor was made by Huawei itself …

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posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:25 3

1. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)

I can honestly say I don't believe that that Huawei's K3V2 Processor is necessarily faster than Tegra 3, firstly it is Huawei's very first processor ever made, which means they obviously have a lot of bugs to iron out,their is no way their very first processor can possibly be the "Worlds Most Powerful". Secondly they could've easily modified the device to increase benchmark results without actually increasing performance, just how Nvidia did when they said that Tegra 3 scored higher benchmark results than the Intel Core 2 Duo 7200, they even had screenshots to prove it and it was later discovered to be modified results. Thirdly, benchmarks are constantly referred to as not being good indicators of real world performance, so besides numbers that could very easily be modified, they merely have numbers to say it is the fastest, not actual real world performance proof

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:51 8

4. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Last year Huawei as a whole made $28 billion. When you can generate that kind of revenue im sure they afford a coulpe million in r&d to create their own chips.

We'll have to wait and see real world comparison to judge if this chip is any good. I never thought i'd say i want to buy a Huawei phone but dam based on what they presented, id buy one if they price is right.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:53 2

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

there is only one way to find out.. put it through its paces when it comes out. kinda funny though, if its true qualcomm just got smoked... again... lol

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:11 1

7. Snap123 (Posts: 33; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

I swear this dude remixfa here you go again talking crap about qualcomm and their snapdragon. By now im sure most people know you despise those chips.

You should really change your sn to Snapdragontroll cause thats all you do. I dont really care whether or not their chips is bad.

If you dont like qualcomm chip fine but you dont have to find a way to put it into every article that talks about different processor

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 13:51

18. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

i agree with you about putting it through its paces..but i'll be honest i heart qualcomm. but that's just me and sadly i have no real proof of why they should be my favorite.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 15:53 1

13. WrussS (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

just wait, when quadcore Snapdragon S4 appears with newiest 28 nm tachnology. Tommorow HTC anviels S4 Snapdragon dual core, which two times faster, than smasung galxy nexus and galaxy 2

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 00:06

15. WWThinker (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

JD, please be aware that the semiconductor subsidiary (whatever you want to call the operation) has been designing advanced SOC for many years. Its TD-SCDMA and LTE modem chipsets are already in mass production. With ARM doing most of the up-front R&D, with the major ASIC Design Service big-guns like GUC, Faraday, eSilicon, VeriSilicon and others, with TSMC / UMC / GF / Samsung eagerly providing all the backend support, anyone with enough money in the bank can put together a reasonably experienced design team with enough Ph.Ds to come up with a quad core. It may have more bugs than the Exynos from Samsung, the S4 from Qualcomm, the Tegra3 from Nvidia, the OMAP5 from TI, the dual-core Clover Trail from Intel, ... What matter is that Huawei / HiSilicon can offer a working solutions at an acceptable cost.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 00:16

16. moosa.mahsoom (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

they are just boasting about graphics. So, it will suck at CPU. remember, S4 is better than Tegra 3 despite being dual core. About the GPU, it COULD be heavily optimized. in some cases that happens.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:32

19. enikfox (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

They have been making their own silicon for about 2 years now.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 09:54

22. mcch5555 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

I read another article on Chinese web, Huawei already implement this type processor in 3G/4G base station few year.currently this tablet processor is improve from there.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:25

2. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

i hope it can lives upto the expectations!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:33 2

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

What Huawei is doing is nothing but sensational:


The new tech boss!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:14 6

10. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Indeed. Also from that same article:

"The XL model has a 2500Ah battery, and in the future, we will upgrade this to a 3000Ah battery."

Huawei is certainly ready to compete for the top spot in the smartphone market.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 11:57

6. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

It's shocking indeed, looking forward to it.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:12 2

8. viper_3005 (Posts: 17; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)

damn. if this is sensational imagine how the samsung galaxy s3 and htc one x will be!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:16 3

11. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

From what has already been revealed, the HTC One X is less impressive.

posted on 28 Feb 2012, 00:18

17. moosa.mahsoom (Posts: 22; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

the one X extras are exclusive, come on dual shutters, htc sense. isn't that enough. huawei is just boasting about graphics. what about CPU and real world performance?

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:49 2

20. enikfox (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Thats assuming you like sense. Personally i think its a huge useless resource hog and stock ICS is quite lovely so why bother with it?

posted on 01 Mar 2012, 06:50

21. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)

HTC Sense Widgets are lovely though!

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 12:13 2

9. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


now Cant wait for the EXYNOS QUAD! bring it on SAMMY, you got a respected rival rising up.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 15:03 2

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1035; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

I'm loving the competition here. Another competitor is always welcome. Especially when they're bringing game like that. I'd love this processor to really make a dent and get the other manufacturers in gear. A powerful yet battery efficient processor is great but the next step is to combine it with what Panasonic is doing with joining the different antennae onto the same chip.

posted on 26 Feb 2012, 20:12

14. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I will wait to reserve judgement on the capabilities of their chips. Although I can believe that they could have the production capability to produce these chips affordably (thanks to cheap labor), I also think that its real world performance is what will matter most. It is not all about specs but the experience. I will see what kind of experience they happen to bring.

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