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Kirin 950 chipset is official; big.LITTLE design brings quad-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex A-53 inside

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Kirin 950 chipset is official; big.LITTLE design brings quad-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex A-53 inside
Huawei has finally revealed the specs of its high end Kirin 950 chipset. Earlier this week, a GFXBench benchmark test hinted that the chip would offer eight Cortex A-72 cores. But as it turns out, the Kirin 950 uses the big. LITTLE architecture and carries four A-72 cores running as fast as 2.53GHz, for the tough jobs. Four A-53 cores have a maximum clock speed of 1.8GHz, and take care of the light housekeeping. A small i5 co-processor is included, and is "always sensing."

The Kirin 950 is produced using the 16nm FinFET process by TSMC. It features the Mali-T880MP4 GPU, and includes an LTE Cat.6 enabled modem. VoLTE support has been added, a function that will be added to some of Kirin's older chips as well. The chipset also brings an improvement to the quality of voice calls and music.

Earlier today, we showed you the results of a GFXBench benchmark test in which the Kirin 950 SoC topped the Exynos 7420. Huawei's chip scored 1710 in single-core mode, and 6245 in multi-core. The Exynos 7420, which powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung's other high-end Galaxy phones, tallied a 1486 single-core score along with 4970 for its multi-core result.

The Huawei Mate 8 is expected to be the first handset to be powered by the Kirin 950. A teaser recently surfaced showing a November 26th unveiling date for the top-shelf phone.

Kirin 950 revealed by Huawei

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source: AndroidCentral

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