16nm Huawei Kirin 950 launched in Beijing, here are the full specifications

huawei kirin 950

The processor that aims to take on Qualcomm and Samsung while possibly driving the Huawei Mate 8 has just been officially announced. Keep reading for full Huawei Kirin 950 specifications.

Huawei are soon to launch the Huawei Mate 8 and one of the reasons it has taken longer than expected for them to do so is the Huawei Kirin 950 chip. For years now Huawei have developed their own processors to drive certain models in their range, and most recently we are seeing the Chinese tech giant use Kirin chipset in their high-end models.

The Kirin 950 was officially unveiled in Beijing today and comes with all the hardware we expect to see in a flagship SoC.

The processor is an octacore unit built on 16nm architecture, meaning a smaller, more compact and more efficient chipset. The octacore SoC is set up as a big.LITTLE processor meaning that not all 8 cores are running at once and instead the chip will switch from the little 4 x 1.8Ghz A53 cores to the big 2.53Ghz A72 cores when you begin to push an the accelerator and need more power (like when running high-end games for example).

Huawei have also built a Mali T880MP4 GPU in to the SoC, and Cat 6 LTE modem, and say that with updates to the design and performance, the Kirin 950 can offer unto 10 hours more battery life when used in a phone with 3500mAh battery under ‘normal’ conditions.

Other interesting features include a tiny i5 processing core that is set to always be active for running sensors (barometers etc), and improved voice quality over LTE.

So the take home points are the Huawei Kirin 950 is a faster, more efficient processor, and it is likely going to take up a permanent home in the Huawei Mate 8 later this month! Keep posted for more news.

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