Huawei's powerful Kirin chip teased in new Mate 10 video


By now, you've probably heard that Huawei is set to announce a beastly smartphone this October. The device in question is called the Mate 10, and it's going to be special for the Chinese manufacturer in more ways than one. 

Apart from being the first Huawei handset to sport an all-screen design, the phablet is also rumored to be the first one to host the company's new in-house chipset - the Kirin 970. An increasing number of leaks have started emerging online as we draw closer and closer to October 16, the latest of which appears to be an official teaser video for the processor in question. 

The clip was actually uploaded on YouTube as "unlisted" by Huawei Mobile Germany on August 22nd. Thus, it took a few days before the information reached the ever-reliable Roland Quandt who shared it on Twitter. 

The entire video revolves around the Mate 10 and its fast new processor, but some of the footage there is quite peculiar (not to mention anticlimactic). 

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Kirin 960 from Mate 9 official video (left) vs Kirin chipset from Mate 10 teaser (right)


For example, if you pause around the 14-second mark, you'll see the Mate 10's supposed new Kirin chipset. The number is obviously blurred out. However, we compared it to footage from the official video of the Mate 9, and it turns out that the take is pretty much the same (barring the animation effects). This doesn't mean that Huawei will stick to the old Kirin 960. Rather, whoever made this video probably didn't put too much effort or was instructed not to reveal anything, which could be the reason why the teaser clip was uploaded as unlisted in the first place.

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Mate 10 lower part image (left) vs Mate 9 lower part image (right)


The same thing occurs around the 22-second mark. At a first glance, it looks like we get to see a glimpse of the Mate 10's lower half, yet this scene has been taken directly from the official video of the Mate 9. In other words, the new video actually doesn't reveal anything new about the upcoming handset. We're disappointed, Huawei!

As a bit of a consolation prize, at least we do have the supposed specs of the new Kirin 970. Here's what you can expect:

  • 8-core (4x Cortex A73 and 4x Cortex A53) configuration
  • Clock speed of up to 2.8 GHz
  • 64-bit architecture
  • Mali-G71 MP8 GPU (possibly)
  • LPDDR4 RAM at 1866mHz
  • Dual SIM LTE

If you'd like to check out all the hot rumors for the Mate 10, make sure to head over to our rumor review for the phone

source: YouTube 1, 2Twitter

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5 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

MP8 again... Why? Should MP12 at least.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, so disappointing that Huawei are still cheaping out on the GPU The 960 is MP8 @ 1037MHz For comparison, the 8895 is MP20 @ 546MHz In games, the 960 draws more power than the 810 (810, not a typo)http://www.anandtech.com/show/11088/hisilicon-kirin-960-performance-and-power/5

3. Pabliell

Posts: 179; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Different sourced claimed the Kirin 970 will have either Mali-G72 MP8, or Mali-G71 MP12. We'll see soon enough.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yeah that's what I heard G72 not G71. Next galaxy S9 going to come with same gpu.

5. Mr.mobile

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 09, 2017

Still cortex A73 a new cortex A75 and A55 when they will use it

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