Huawei's Kirin 920 octa-core platform goes official - is this the Snapdragon 805's Chinese nemesis?


Today, Huawei officially made its octa-core Kirin 920 SoC official. Designed to spar with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805, the chip houses four Cortex-A15 clocked between 1.7 and 2.0GHz, along with four Courtex-A7 cores clocked between 1.3-1.6GHz. A powerful Mali-T628 GPU is in charge of the graphics (check out ARM's page to see what this beast is capable of). The graphics processor supports display resolutions of up to 2560x1600, which leaves little doubt that Huawei is preparing to ride the QHD train.

Other goodies offered by the Kirin 920 include LTE Cat 6 network support with a top download speed of 300Mbps, and VoLTE technology.

Earlier benchmarks showed that Huawei's new chip is pretty much on par with Qualcomm's most powerful piece of silicon for this year - the Snapdragon 805. This is an impressive achievement for an in-house produced chip, especially if Huawei has the important battery endurance part locked down.

The most likely contender to make use of it is the upcoming "Mulan" - a powerhouse of a smartphone with a 4.9-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, and a 5.1-megapixel front camera.

via G For Games
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