Huawei to unveil Kirin 960 on October 19th? Chip expected to debut inside the Mate 9

Back in April, we told you that Huawei would introduce its new high end chipset, the Kirin 960, before the end of the year. And now it appears that this is going to be true. Press invitations have reportedly been sent out by Huawei for an event that will take place on October 19th. At that event, we should hear that the Kirin 960 SoC is now official. The chipset is manufactured using the 16nm process, and is rumored to include Cat. 12 integration. The latest speculation has the octa-core CPU containing Cortex-A73 cores. The first device to be powered by the Kirin 960 SoC could very well be the Huawei Mate 9.

The Kirin 950 SoC went public last November equipped with four-A72 cores sporting a maximum clock speed of 2.53GHz for heavy lifting, and four 1.8GHz A-53 cores for light housekeeping. The chipset is produced by TSMC using the 16nm FinFet process and supports LTE Cat. 6. The Huawei Mate 8 was the first handset to employ the Kirin 950 chipset. That phone was launched on December 1st.

The timeline that we expect Huawei to follow includes the introduction of the Kirin 960 SoC on October 19th, followed by the unveiling of the beastly Mate 9 on November 3rd. We've seen three different variants of the phone. One version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of flash memory will be offered in three colors for the equivalent of $480 USD-$510 USD. A version with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory will be priced at the equivalent of $585 USD, available in five different shades. The top-of-the-line model will be priced at the equivalent of $705 USD and will be equipped with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of flash memory. 

source: @Playfuldroid

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