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.
18.x to 9 ratio smartphones chart by analytics firm IHS
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.