Thanks to its success in combining the power of cloud-based systems with the speed and responsiveness of AMD’s original processor capabilities, Huawei claims to be able to bring many advantages that other similar processors do not have, including the popular mobile chipsets today such as Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, SoC A11 customizations that will be adopted by the Apple iPhone 8 generations to come, or even the Exynos family from Samsung though.
As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review related to a statement delivered by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei consumer business group, at the IFA Berlin event some time ago, said that the Kirin 970 processor is much faster, better and safer than the existing one in the market . This is thanks to the latest technology support so claimed to be the first chip to have a nerve processing unit in it, which is 20 times faster than the central processing unit in general.
The presence of Kirin 970 processor is rated as one of the major breakthrough for Huawei. In addition to promising to empower the use of the first AI technology in mobile applications, the Chinese handset and chip manufacturer will also allow its loyal customers to experience an AI experience in their own never-before-seen hands.
Kirin 970 is a kind of silicon measuring just one square centimeter (1 cm2) built using a sophisticated 10 nanometer manufacturing process, and packs about 5.5 billion transistors in it. This chipset offers 8-core CPU and 12-core GPU, and has a special Neural Processing Unit (NPU). As a quad-core ARM quad-core Cortex-A73 GPU of the future, Huawei claims that the Kirin 970 is capable of delivering up to 25x better performance with 50x greater efficiency. Or in other words, Kirin 970 can perform extraordinary AI computing tasks, which are faster and with much less power.
AI + Cloud AI Huawei is committed to developing smart devices to smart devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support the development of integrated chips, devices and cloud-based systems. The ultimate goal is to provide a much better user experience, and the Kirin 970 processor is the first of a series of new advancements that will bring powerful AI features to their next leading device so as to be able to deal with existing market competition.
AI is rapidly becoming the main focal point in the mobile world, made possible by increasingly powerful and efficient hardware. Utilizing the ability of AI opens opportunities. For example, digital assistants such as Siri, Alexa, Google Now, Cortana, and Bixby have at least been present to represent AI’s brilliance at the consumer level, though still further development in the future. Kirin 970 reportedly will debut on the handsets Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro latest, which will be launched on 16 October in Munich, Germany.