Next generation Huawei Kirin 940 and 950 chipset specs leak: Cortex-A72 and i7 coprocessor

Next generation Huawei Kirin 940 and 950 chipset specs leak: Cortex-A72 and i7 coprocessor
Huawei has barely begun to use its top-shelf Kirin 930 chipset in a device, as the MediaPad X2 was just outed recently at the MWC expo, and it's already on the prowl for the next generation chipsets in the Kirin army.

Unlike the previous models, those won't be graphics wimps anymore, as the Kirin 930 isn't either. Instead, we can expect trendy Cortex-A72 computing, top-notch Mali T860 and T880 graphics, 4K encoding, and dual image signal processors.

An interesting twist are the always-on coprocessors for the sensors, connectivity and even security functions that are going to serve continuous functions in a frugal manner. Sounds promising, with the Kirin 940 expected to land by the end of the summer, and the Kirin 950 will probably be in handsets for the holiday season. Check out the full specs sheet leak below:

Next generation Huawei Kirin 940 and 950 chipset specs leak: Cortex-A72 and i7 coprocessor
source: GizmoChina

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43 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

2016 laptop sales going to decline. (even more)

9. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

gtx 850m good?

11. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

GTX 850m is decent you can play most 5 year old games on max settings @1080p while getting 25-50fps and newer games on 720p with high/max settings. But I would strongly recommend you to get a laptop with a GTX 950 or 960 instead since they make use of more modern architechtures.

12. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

thanks bro :D

14. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

You're welcome

25. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

not even close, it can play quite well some current games in 1080p 2nd - The 950M is just a rebranded 850 with higher clocks..http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-850M.107795.0.html

29. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

30. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

this Good?

33. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Quite okay, ASUS always has decent build quality. However I would get a N55x series over the X55x series because they usually have quad core i7's and 1080p screens and the only drawback I believe is that the N55x's are heavier and less compact.

31. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

With maxed setting I mean with AA too. And I wasn't aware of the 950 being a rebranded 850. With this being the case I would only recommend 960m.

34. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

thank you friends :D

42. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

check lenovo Y5070 I have one and Im happy with it, only drawback is display.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That 950 is looking badass no lie maybe they'll use it or the 940 in the upcoming nexus phone

3. Jobs99

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 12, 2015

thanks for the Amazing post

4. pmugghc

Posts: 44; Member since: May 11, 2014

Sounds quite compelling, hope they use a 940 or 950 in the next Nexus! The A72 is supposed to be nearly twice as fast as the A57, which is used in the SD810. Not sure how it will compete against the SD820 through.

17. FluffyBled unregistered

I don't think it will debut this year ... the A72 cores are coming next year!

21. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

They are coming this year. Qualcomm has already two SoCs ready for the market (shipping in devices) for Q3 this year.http://anandtech.com/show/8990/qualcomm-announces-new-soc-lineup-modems And Mediatek has a SoC using the ALREADY (MT8173):http://anandtech.com/show/9057/mediatek-at-mwc-2015-a72-already-in-silicon So I wouldn't be surprised if Huawei manages to do it, it would mean they are really catching up to speed, the article says thay are ready for Q3 and Q4 this year.

23. FluffyBled unregistered

meaning the exynos 8 will be freaking awesome on the note 5 :D

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Don't overstate... A72 is 80% more powerful ONLY if you take into account a node shrink. That means the A72 are "merely" 35% more powerful than the A57. But if they manage to clock them at 2.2 GHz without melting the SoC it should provide a really good performance. Around 2000 in single core performance in Geekbench.

22. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"But if they manage to clock them at 2.2 GHz without melting the SoC it should provide a really good performance." lol well put. I don't mind a "mere" 35% performance up if that means up to 50% actual efficiency over A57's.

26. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

It's either one of the other: either you get a 35% in peformance or a similar amount in battery savings. But you can't get it both ways.

40. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Sure you can. Heard of schedulers? It can use the extra performance when needed and in low CPU requirements use far less power. Best of both worlds.

41. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Schedulers don't perform magic! They also exist for A57 cores, therefore it is still the same: either you get a 35% performance gain or you get a 35% better power consumption. But getting both at the same time is not possible because what you can do is either use the lower node to clock higher (and get more performance) or use at the same clocks and get better power consumption. But you can't get a higher dinamic range on clock speeds, and even if you can: it would already be done in the A57 cores, so not way to get both.

28. Guaire

Posts: 850; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

My predictions was similar. MT8173's Geekbench scores are confusing to me. Mediatek claims it's up to 2.4GHz. Except first one, those scores doesn't seem from early developing stages to me. In the Geekbench database we are seeing two version of that. One of those should be MT8173M as usual Mediatek's fashion. I assume the other one are 2.4GHz version. Well, Geekbench shows their clock speed 1.4GHz and 1.6GHz respectively, but if I'm not wrong it always does shows big.LITTLE chips' little core frequencies. If 2.4GHz A72 can reach up to 1385 single core score at Geekbench, it's power consumption more or less should be equivalent to 1.4-1.5GHz A57. It wouldn't mean even sticking with cheaper 28nm process, A72 could provide Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 5433 level performance without overheating issues? Also it couldn't be explanation why Snapdragon 618 and 620's A72 cores clocked up to 1.8GHz? That way those couldn't be more powerful than Snapdragon 810 also it's cost still would be reasonable for mid range. ARM says A72 could reach up to 2.5GHz. Considering A57 already reached to 1500 single core score point with Exynos 7420 it seems confusing. If that's the case maybe A72 does aim to be more efficient instead to be more powerful. Maybe their intent are eliminate heating completely and delivers more battery life or fits to even slimmer handsets.

5. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

its mean samsung is way ahead fm other competitors

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

yes, yes it does sammys next chip will most likely beat the pants off of the 940 and 950.

13. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Samsung will probably have a 4xA53@~2ghz+4×A72@~2.5ghz CPU with a T880MP8 ready to counter this 950 by the time it comes out.

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

In 14 nm LPP hopefully.

7. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great!!!

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