Huawei's new K3V3 chip brings octa-core silicon to the Chinese OEM

Huawei's new K3V3 chip brings octa-core silicon to the Chinese OEM
On Tuesday, we showed you a roadmap for MediaTek that showed that the company plans on launching a true octa-core chip in November. We should find it under the hood of smartphones beginning early next year. Meanwhile, another name has thrown some chips into the pot, so to speak. Sources in China say that Huawei can finished developing its next generation Hisilicon K3V3 processor which offers octa-core capabilities.

According to these Chinese tipsters, Huawei has devised a way for the silicon to auto charge when running at a high temperature, and cools the component as well. This increases the standby time of the device. Earlier this year, Huawei CEO Richard Yu had said that the company would release an octa-core K3V3 processor, based on ARM’s Cortex A15 architecture, during the second half of this year. The chip will be clocked at 1.8GHz. The Mali GPU comes along for the ride, built using the 28nm process.

We most likely will see the octa-core K3V3 in the sequel to the Huawei Ascend Mate, once the largest screened smartphone in the industry with a 6.3 inch glass.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: GSMInsider


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