Huawei teases the Kirin 960 SoC; high powered chipset is expected to debut on the Mate 9

Huawei teases the Kirin 960 SoC; high powered chipset is expected to debut on the Mate 9
A bit more than a week ago, Huawei introduced its new top-of-the-line Kirin 960 chipset. Four high-powered Cortex-A73 cores handle the tough jobs, while the four Cortex-A53 cores take care of the light housekeeping. The Mali-G71 MP8 GPU handles graphics. The chip should debut on November 3rd. That is the date when the Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be unveiled, and the new flagship handset will be powered by the Kirin 960 SoC.

Today, Huawei posted on Twitter a video teaser for the Kirin 960 chipset. The video says that the Kirin 960 brings an 18% increase in CPU performance over the Kirin 950, and a 180% increase in GPU experience over the previous flagship chip.

So how does all of this confirm that the Mate 9 will be packing the Kirin 960 SoC? Simple. We know that Huawei will unveil a new flagship phone on November 3rd. The odds strongly favor this being the Huawei Mate 9. A teaser posted earlier this week by the manufacturer links the phrase "A Step Ahead" to the November 3rd event. On today's tweet about the Kirin 960, Huawei uses a hashtag that reads #aStepAhead; you don't have to be a detective to see how this pretty much clinches the inclusion of the new chipset inside the Mate 9. All of these images can be found inside the slideshow.

source: @HuaweiMobile via Playfuldroid

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Mate 9
  • Display 5.9 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo Huawei Emotion UI


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