The new Kirin 970 AI chip will give Huawei a huge advantage over Samsung and Apple, the company claims. But with its next phones, Huawei is looking to cram a third type of processor in there: what it calls a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). "The Mate 10, which has much longer battery life with a full-screen display, quicker changing speed, better photographing capability and many other features that will help us compete with Apple". "Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud", said Yu. It's also obvious that Huawei will integrate a dual-lens camera setup as the primary shooter of the Huawei Mate 10, along with Leica branded lens and image software enhancements.
Huawei is taking mobile processing to a whole new level. The Kirin 970 has even an i7 sensor processor, iNSE and TEE security engines and support for Hi-Fi audio.
"Stay tuned for the Huawei Mate 10 series powered by Kirin 970", the company captioned with an image on Twitter and company also stated that the event will happen in Germany's Munich. Built on a 10nm process, the SoC contains some 5.5 billion transistors on a single square centimeter. Apple is expected to unveil a slew of new offerings, including latest the iPhones, on September 12 in the US. Compared to a phone with a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU, the Kirin 970 will be able to deliver 25x the performance while consuming less power, Yu said.
Huawei's Kirin 970 is official: high-power, AI-enabled mobile SoC
Putting it in simple words, with this new chipset AI tasks would require lesser time and power.
Huawei is positioning the new chipset as an open platform for mobile AI which means developers can play with the chipset and create new uses for it.
But he said whether the chip, optimized for AI using the same TSMC 10-nanometer technology that Apple will use this year, will become popular depends on whether there will be any killer AI app.
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