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.
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.