Huawei's powerful 10nm Kirin 970 chip rumored to enter mass production in September

Kirin 970, Huawei's upcoming 10nm chip, is tipped to enter mass production this September. According to the latest rumors, TSMC, the company which Huawei chose to fabricate the chips, has solved its problems related to manufacturing processors on the new foundry technology. This will allow for enough units to be made in time for the Mate 10, which will be likely announced in October. 

It is speculated that the Kirin 970 will keep the Cortex-A73/A53 architecture found on the Kirin 960. However, there might be a significant boost in the GPU department, which may feature 12 cores. The report indicates that this could make the 970 superior to the Snapdragon 835, but we're a bit skeptical, given the fact that Qualcomm platforms have a tendency to outperform their Kirin counterparts.

Nonetheless, the upcoming Mate 10 could very well be Huawei's finest handset to date. Apart from the powerful chipset, the phablet is also rumored to sport JDI's 6-inch "Full Active" LCD display with almost non-existent bezels. If you'd like to know more, make sure to check out our rumor review for all the hottest gossip about the device.



1. airoid

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

haha 2:1 ratio screen is useful and trendy now

2. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Tempt to the CPU but 2:1 ratio screen? Heck no!

3. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Huawei is stepping up their game in manufacturing processors. I hope next is the design.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Their flagship smartphone designs seem to be amazing. Just look at the Mate 9, P10, and the glamorous Honor 9.

4. Nopers unregistered

Why use that S8 picture in the chart?

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So the iphone and S8 will have the same screen basically?

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPhone might not have an 18:9 display, let alone one with a .5.

8. foreverNOOB

Posts: 167; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

Superior in what a Gpu? 555 They choose Mali G71 "mp8" for Kirin960 then boast about how superior it is when compare with other SOCs, then come Samsung exynos with Mali G71 "mp20"... 8core VS 20core... and now they will come with mp12...and boast about it superior again... 555555555555 Oh , last gen Kirin 955 have Mali T880 mp4 but Exynos have mp12

9. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

If its still Mali G71 don't expect too much efficiency in battery. According to GSMArena the GPU is one of the reason for thermal throttling. Not to mention that the display is still LCD not OLED.

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