Kirin 950 Goes Official With 40% Increase In Performance

Posted: Nov 5 2015, 11:04pm CST | by , in News | Technology News


Kirin 950 Goes Official With 40% Increase In Performance

Kirin 950 is a beast which will give a tough time to Samsung chips.

Huawei promised that it will be announcing the new mobile chipset – the Kirin 950. Today as promised, the Chinese giant has revealed the new Kirin 950.

The Kirin 950 was much anticipated due to its benchmark scores, which took the silicon industry by storm.

What we hear in rumors is absolutely right and we do not have much new information. The chipset in question is designed by using a 16nm FinFET process and uses flip transistors.

Flip transistors are built vertically so they need less power. Huawei has promised that there will be a 60% decrease in power and 40% increase in performance.

On the inside, the chipset has an octa-core CPU with four high-power Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.53 GHz. It also has extra four power saving Cortex-A53 ones clocked at 1.8 GHz.

Kirin 950 has small i5 co-processor. It helps in keeping the device aware of the surroundings by monitoring through sensors.

The power usage is less than its predecessor with 6.5 mA. As far as the graphics are concerned, the Kirin 950 has a high-end Mali T880MP4 GPU.

The company claims that it is two times better in working than the previous Mali T880; which was used in Kirin 930. Huawei also has added Cat.6 LTE as a connectivity option.

It doubles the audio frequency which helps in better voice calls too. When it comes to working, we are yet not aware of the performance range of the new chipset.

As promising as it seems, it will be excited to see Kirin 950 in an end-user device. Huawei also showed a stellar test score of nearly 83 000 points on AnTuTu with a demo rig.

This is the highest score from any device so far. It means that the much talked about Huawei 8 is going to have some serious power.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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