Huawei has officially unveiled its new flagship 8-core processor Kirin 960 which replaced the Kirin 955. In the Geekbench benchmark test, the smartphone lost iPhone 7 by Apple A10 processor when performing tasks that involve one-and surpassed the competitor in the multi-core test mode.
Platform Kirin 960 is performed using 16-nanometer process technology and includes four new productive core Cortex-A73 (up to 2.4 GHz) and four energy efficient Cortex-A53 (1.8 GHz). This is the first system-on-chip that incorporates a graphics module Mali-G71 MP8.
During the press conference, Huawei demonstrated the comparison of an unknown device on the basis of the Kirin 960 with the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Speed run 14 popular apps in China, smartphone with Kirin 960 won in 13 cases. In the test Geekbench 4.0 when using one core Kirin 960, gaining about 2000 points, and if you use of all cores — 6300 points.
For GPU performance the new chip ahead of Huawei Snapdragon 820 and Kirin 950 twice. Although the leader in the face of Apple A10 remains in place.
SoC Kirin 960 supports memory LPDDR4 and new flash memory UFS 2.1, the data transfer speeds of up to 600 Mbit/s, LTE Cat.12 and LTE Cat. 13. Native support for CDMA can make decisions on the basis of the Kirin 960.
The first smartphone based on Kirin 960 should be a new top-end smartphone Huawei Mate 9, announcement of which is expected on 3 November.