In line with the official unveiling of the Nova 5, Huawei announced its latest upper mid-range processor with the Kirin 810. A successor to the Kirin 710, the Kirin 810 is the brand’s second processor to use a 7nm process. It comes with two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz.
Powering the GPU side is a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU. Huawei claims that the new GPU offers 162% better performance than the Mali-G51 MP4 GPU found on the Kirin 710. In comparison to its closest rival—Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730—Huawei claims that the Kirin 810 promises up to 11% better single-core and 13% better multi-core performance.
Key features of the Kirin 810 include a DaVinci NPU for improved performance for AI-related tasks and a flagship-grade IVP + ISP for better image processing.