Report: Kirin 970 Chips to be Ready in Time for the Mate 10

by Jamie Inocian  July 26, 2017

 Aimed to Fight the Snapdragon 835

Huawei’s flagship smartphones were unveiled early in the year, when the company introduced the P10 and P10 Plus at Mobile World Congress. Armed with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoCs, they are extremely capable devices with some of the best cameras available on a smartphone, but the processing package on these phones are a bit behind the standard for flagships in 2017.

It looks like Huawei is set to level the playing quite soon, as reports that their new flagship chipset, the HiSilicon Kirin 970, is going to begin mass production this September; making it just in time for the release of their incoming flagship phablet — the Huawei Mate 10.

Early reports and rumors suggested that the Huawei Mate 10 will be sporting an edge-to-edge display with what seems to be the go-to aspect ratio to ooh-and-ahh consumers, 18:9, at QHD resolution. To help push those pixels around, the Kirin 970 will have an improved GPU that is said to have 12-cores, but will generally retain the architecture from its predecessor.

The Huawei Mate 10 is set to be released on October, so we’ll see what this processor (not to mention the rest of the phone) is made of once we get our hands on it.

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