In practical terms, Yu said a Kirin 970-powered device could recognize 2000 images in a minute.
"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 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.
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.
Huawei's new heterogeneous computing architecture is mentioned to deliver up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency.