A bit more than a week ago, Huawei introduced its new top-of-the-line Kirin 960 chipset. Four high-powered Cortex-A73 cores handle the tough jobs, while the four Cortex-A53 cores take care of the light housekeeping. The Mali-G71 MP8 GPU handles graphics. The chip should debut on November 3rd. That is the date when the Huawei Mate 9 is expected to be unveiled, and the new flagship handset will be powered by the Kirin 960 SoC.
Today, Huawei posted on Twitter a video teaser for the Kirin 960 chipset. The video says that the Kirin 960 brings an 18% increase in CPU performance over the Kirin 950, and a 180% increase in GPU experience over the previous flagship chip.
So how does all of this confirm that the Mate 9 will be packing the Kirin 960 SoC? Simple. We know that Huawei will unveil a new flagship phone on November 3rd. The odds strongly favor this being the Huawei Mate 9. A teaser posted earlier this week by the manufacturer links the phrase “A Step Ahead” to the November 3rd event. On today’s tweet about the Kirin 960, Huawei uses a hashtag that reads #aStepAhead; you don’t have to be a detective to see how this pretty much clinches the inclusion of the new chipset inside the Mate 9.
[Source:- Phone Arena]