There are new details come to the expected processor lineup of the Chinese company Huawei to the public that sound very promising: Among other things, there is talk of a Cat.10-LTE modem and support for UFS 2.0 memory and video recording at 4K Resolution.
Huawei could experience this year a huge boom in name recognition: In the past, the company has already recorded several times by a sophisticated yet relatively inexpensive devices such as the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 or the Huawei Ascend P7. Right now there are rumors that speak of a Nexus device from Huawei - possibly the necessary springboard to lift the global reputation permanently to the level of established manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and co. Economically Huawei has already successfully and even so independent that it relies on processors from their own production at the company's own flagship smartphones. This will probably not change in the future, some information about the upcoming HiSilicon Kirin 930, 940 and 950 are in fact already surfaced.
HiSilicon Kirin 930, 940 and 950 planned for 2015
Currently, the installed in the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Kirin 925 processor nor the spearhead of the company is, but in the second quarter of 2015 is to take place with the Kirin 930 SoC detachment. This is a octa-core processor with four A53- A57 and four cores at a maximum clock rate of 2 GHz. Also one of the party are the ARM Mali T628 GPU, dual channel LPDDR3 and the i3 co-processor, the Huawei has integrated solely for the device sensors.
While it is within the Kirin 930, which is installed, for example, in the new MediaPad X2, still is a relatively minor upgrade, Kirin are 940 and 950 already be significantly more: There are parallel to the four A53 cores instead of A57- namely four the new Cortex A72 cores are used, with a clock speed of 2.2 GHz and 2.4. In addition, dual-channel LPDDR4 is supported at speeds of up to 25.6 GB / s. Together with the Mali T880 GPU Mali T860- or the performance of the processors is likely to be at an extremely high level. Another feature of the Kirin 940 and 950 represents the support of UFS 2.0, eMMC 5.1 and SD 4.1 (UHS-II), which provide extremely fast transfer rates of the smartphone memory. Also of note: The support of Cat.7- or Cat.10-LTE and camera modules with up to 42 MP resolution.Start Photogallery(10 images)Top 10: The best camera smartphones
Specifications of HiSilicon SoC Overview
|Kirin 930||Kirin 940||Kirin 950|
|CPU||A53 + A57 quad-core quad core (up to 2 GHz)||Quad A53 + Quad A72 (up to 2.2 GHz)||Quad A53 + A72 Quad (up to 2,4 GHz)|
|R.A.M.||Dual channel LPDDR3||Dual-Channel LPDDR4 (25.6 GB / s)||Dual-Channel LPDDR4 (25.6 GB / s)|
|GPU||ARM Mali T628 GPU||ARM Mali T860 GPU||ARM Mali T880 GPU|
|DSP||Tensilica HiFi 3 DSP||Tensilica HiFi DSP 4||Tensilica HiFi DSP 4|
|ISP||32 MP ISP||Dual ISP (32MP)||Dual ISP (42MP)|
|modem||Dual SIM Cat.6 LTE||Dual SIM Cat.7 LTE||Dual SIM Cat.10 LTE|
|Sensor Hub||i3 co-processor (sensor hub)||i7 co-processor (sensor hub + Connectivity + Security)||i7 co-processor (sensor hub + Connectivity + Security)|
|external interfaces||eMMC 4.51 / SD 3.0 (UHS-I), Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, dual-band a / b / g / n, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0||UFS 2.0 / eMMC 5.1 / SD 4.1 (UHS-II), MU-MIMO ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.0 Smart, NFC||UFS 2.0 / eMMC 5.1 / SD 4.1 (UHS-II), MU-MIMO ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.0 Smart, NFC|
|publication||Q2 2015||Q3 2015||Q4 2015|
The Kirin 940 is expected in the third, the Kirin 950 come until the fourth quarter 2015 on the market. Since these are unofficial insider information remains to be seen whether the chipsets are actually installed in this configuration in the coming smartphones. To date, Huawei has however done a pretty good job in-house processors; quite possible, therefore, that the next Nexus smartphone Kirin SoC and no chipset from Qualcomm or NVIDIA is stuck.
Source: Gizmo China
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