Kirin 970, which is manufactured with 10 nanometer process, has CPU and GPU of 8 and 12 cores respectively.

“A new era of innovation in the smartphone sector “. That is what is driving Huawei through its participation in the fair IFA 2017. And it has done with the introduction of the mobile chipsetKirin 970 .

Kirin 970 is manufactured with a process in lithography of 10 nanometers . It has an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. And it condenses up to 5.5 trillion transistors on a surface of just 1 square centimeter.

But, beyond these numbers, it is characterized by being a mobile processing platform for artificial intelligence (AI) that has a neural processing unit .

“Looking at the future of smartphones , we see that we are at the origin of a new and exciting era,” said Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer Business Group. Yu explains that “mobile artificial intelligence is the sum of AI in the device itself” and “AI in the cloud . ” As a result, sensory capabilities can be exploited and personalized services offered.

“At Huawei, we remain committed to the development of devices with their own intelligence and to make it possible to develop capabilities that enable the coordinated design of chips, devices and services in the cloud,” he continues. “Our ultimate goal is to offer a significantly superior user experience.” In this sense, “Kirin 970 is the first in a new series of advances that will translate into powerful AI functions for our devices, and that will position us in front of our competitors,” he says.

If you compare the capabilities of Kirin 970 with those of a chipset with Cortex-A73 4-core CPU, it offers about 25 times more performance and about 50 times more efficiency . This means that the same artificial intelligence tasks would be performed faster and with less energy.