Huawei reportedly working on 10 nm Kirin 970 processor


On the heels of Kirin 960's debut last month, new rumors are suggesting that Huawei is already working on a next generation processor. Predictably dubbed the Kirin 970, the new chip will reportedly be a big leap in terms of performance from the 960, which was built on the FinFET 16 nm process just like the Kirin 950.

The Kirin 970 is said to be an octa-core chip built on the 10 nm process and will reportedly support global LTE. Huawei's decision to switch to the 10nm process for its next-gen silicon may have been spurned by recent announcements from Qualcomm and Samsung whose next processors, the Snapdragon 835 and the Exynos 8895, will be built on Samsung's new 10 nm process and be able to fit 30 percent more transistors than current 14 nm offerings.

There is no info yet regarding Kirin 970's debut, but it will likely power Huawei's 2017 high-end flagships and come out in time to compete with 10nm offerings from Samsung, Qualcomm, and MediaTek.

source: GizmoChina

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10 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Ha, Huawei might finally have something worthy to compete with Snapdragon and Exynos. But let me not get ahead of myself, as Huawei's Kirin SoC isn't beating the Snapdragon anytime soon.

4. yann

Posts: 613; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Kirin 960 is better in multicore even from A10 chip. Single core is also better than any Snapdragon and Exynos. Only A10 is better in single core.

6. belosava

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

Fanboy trolling

7. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Kirin 960 is even worse than mediatek

9. Novage

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

Kirin 960 is the best Android soc right now

2. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Functionality aside, Kirin is such an ugly name. Snapdragon and Exynos sound so much more bada**.

3. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Kirin sound like siri hahahaa

5. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Kirin = Unicorn

8. Obie-Wan

Posts: 110; Member since: May 24, 2012

Not for asian, in asia kirin is a myth creature comparable to gryphon etc.

10. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

Will be best...

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