Huawei has launched its latest chipset, Kirin 970 at the IFA 2017. It is for the first time that a company has come out with a chipset that has onboard support forartificial intelligence. It will debut in the upcoming Mate 10 flagship smartphone. The Mate 10 is scheduled to be launched on October 16 along with Mate 10 Pro in Germany. This has been confirmed by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Ground at the event.
The latest Kirin 970 chipset is powered by an octa-core CPU (four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores), 12-core ARM Mali-G72 graphics unit. It is built on 10nm TSMC process technology, similar to the Snapdragon 835. The chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors in a single square cm and supports HDR 10 and 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. It has support for LTE Category 18 offering download speeds of up to 1.2 Gbps.
“The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to our devices and take them beyond the competition,” said Yu. He also added AI is capable of enabling real-time language translation, take advantage of augmented reality, which overlays text, sounds, graphics and video on real-world images phone users see in front of them.
The chipset is claimed to be much faster in performance and will provide much more battery life up to 50%. And by comparing to Samsung and Apple Richard Yu said that he believes that the feature performance and the battery life will give an upper hand over the new upcoming Apple iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.