The company has very recently announced their recent all new Kirin 970 processor at the IFA a few days back and the latest flagship will be powered by this processor only.
It will allow Huawei, in its words, to "combine the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing" and is a key element in bringing better user experience of AI-based applications.
Huawei said it sees on-device AI and cloud AI complementing one another and spurring the development of new capabilities. While the competition is still now struggling to keep up with the 2016 iPhone chipsets, Huawei's new Kirin 970 will have to meet the expectations if it will be taken seriously in the smartphone segment.More news: Prince William, Kate expecting third child, Kensington Palace says
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The new processor will include advanced artificial intelligence, inclusive of an octa-core chip built upon a 10nm manufacturing process with 5.5 billion transistors. The combined silicon is touted to deliver up to 25 times more performance and 50 times greater efficiency than an ARM's quad-core Cortex A53 CPU cluster that widely available on Qualcomm chips. There's also a dedicated Neural Processing Unit, or NPU, right on the chip, so that AI tasks can be performed right on your phone instead of relaying them to the cloud first. Kirin 970 is capable of processing 2000 images per second, something Huawei says is faster than all of its competitors.
But he said whether the chip, optimized for AI using the same TSMC 10-nanometer technology that Apple will use this year, will become popular depends on whether there will be any killer AI app. Huawei makes use of the newest Mali G72 graphics cores in MP12 config.
In a benchmark image recognition test, Yu said a Kirin 970-powered device could recognise 2,005 images in a minute, compared with 487 images by Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 7 Plus and 95 images by Samsung's (SSNLF) Galaxy S8 model.
Both these Huawei flagship smartphones; the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are confirmed to be launched on October 16 at an event in Munich. Mark Li, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein thinks that the Kirin 970 may be better than the upcoming iPhone chips.