Huawei to unveil new smartphone with AI-powered chipset 'Kirin 970'

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will be powered by Kirin 970

Huawei's Kirin 970 is official: high-power, AI-enabled mobile SoC

In practical terms, Yu said a Kirin 970-powered device could recognize 2000 images in a minute.

The Shenzhen-based company is due to release its Mate 10 series in Munich, Germany on October 16, according to Yu.

"As we look to the future of smartphones, we're at the threshold of an exciting new era", Yu said.

Calling the tech Mobile AI, it combines both On-Device AI as well as Huawei's own Cloud AI. This includes processing all the real-time, personalized data that's generated by a phone's sensors, and in turn fulfilling Huawei's goal of providing a personalized experience.

The new processor will, therefore, be similar to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and Samsung's Exynos 8895 chipsets.

The latest Kirin 970 chipset is powered by an octa-core CPU (four ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cores and four ARM Cortex-A53 cores), 12-core ARM Mali-G72 graphics unit. The Kirin 970 has a dual image signal processor, which should focus faster and be more responsive.

In order to make it clear just how powerful Kirin 970 is, Richard Yu who Huawei's CEO stated the following: "The Kirin 970 is faster, better and more secure than anything else available on the market". Huawei is committed to turning smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud.

The new chipset is expected to be featured in Huawei's Mate 10 flagship smartphone.

Chinese electronics giant Huawei Technologies Co (華為) on Saturday unveiled its first artificial intelligence (AI)-capable processor in hopes it will rival the dominance of Samsung Electronics Co's Bixby and Apple Inc's Siri.

After plenty of rumors and an unofficial reveal, Huawei's Kirin 970 SoC finally made its official debut at IFA 2017.

Huawei's new heterogeneous computing architecture is mentioned to deliver up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency.

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