Huawei Mate 9 rumoured with 10nm Kirin 970 chipset

It’s almost like we can’t go a week without more Huawei news, and today it concerns the upcoming Huawei Mate 9 and it’s new power plant.

Huawei have seen great leaps in sales and popularity over the years, with part of their success coming down to using their own range of self-developed Kirin chipsets.

The Kirin range powers all of Huawei’s current flagships, and will continue to do so in the Huawei Mate 9, but in the form of the Kirin 970 using a new 10nm process.

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This is still very much in the rumour stages, but a 10nm chipset from Huawei could rival Mediatek’s Helio X30 as being one of the first new processors to use the smaller, more efficient manufacturing process.

Apparently the Kirin 970 SoC will include Cat 6 to Cat 12 LTE support and run a Mali-G71 GPU.

As for the Mate 9, well all we know for now is that it could run dual 20 mega-pixel cameras and be wrapped up in a new slender alloy chassis.

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  1. MattD
    July 6, 2016

    “upcoming”… Come on, we’re months away from launch, give it a rest at least for a while!

  2. Yep
    July 6, 2016

    4 Core A73 hopefully

  3. realjjj
    July 6, 2016

    Nope,10nm won’t be available this year while Mate 9 has to launch this year.
    10nm is for Mate 10 in 1 year+.
    TSMC will start 10nm volume production in Q2 2017 , that means they start shipping finished products in Q3 and at best a few months later we see devices in retail. So even if the schedule changes a bit , it’s still 1y+ out.

  4. NextHype
    July 6, 2016

    dual 20MP !! that’s a shitload of pixels xD
    Combined to something like Oppo’s Ultra-HD tech it may become a beast.

  5. July 7, 2016

    I`m really excited for the Mali G71, as this will be the mainstream GPU that puts smartphone gaming on par with consoles/pc’s.
    Looking forward to actual tests done with a MP32 version(probably the next EXynoss on 10nm)