Newer and faster chipsets are the driving force behind the feature heavy smartphones that are becoming quite common in the markets these days. With each successive generation, chip makers need to upgrade the development so that they can keep up with the increased demand for better specs and features from consumers and their clients. The Taiwan Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Company or TSMC is one of the best known leading SoC producers in the world and has been tasked with mass producing Huawei’s 10nm Kirin 970 Chipset.

However, previous reports had indicated that TSMC had been facing some issues which would likely delay the launch of the highly-awaited high-end chipset into the market.

These issues now seem to be resolved as the company announced that its production plans are back on track. Rumors suggest that the Kirin 970 chipset mass production will now begin in September as planned previously, without any additional delays.

Kirin 970 chipsets production starting in September

Fans and industry insiders expect that huawei will likely introduce the brand new and most powerful chipset it has ever created in its upcoming phablet, the Huawei Mate 10. Reports of this happening were being refuted since the foundry problems faced by TSMC were revealed. However, now that the production of the chipset is expected to start in September, people will once again expect the Kirin 970 to be powering the Mate 10.

The Mate 10 phablet is said to be the most powerful and premium handset ever developed by the company.

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This is why rumors of the new chipset powering the phablet began to surface earlier in the year. Considering that the Mate 10 is supposed to be launched in October, it is very much possible that it will ship with the latest Kirin chipset on board. However, Huawei has yet to confirm whether these speculations are correct indeed.

Features of the Kirin 970 chipset

The latest SoC will take advantage of the 10nm architecture, which is also found in high-end chipsets such as the Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895, and Apple’s A11. This particular feature allows the device that the SoC will power to retain its battery life longer and also improves the overall efficiency of the performance. Apart from this, the new chipset is expected to retain the Cortex A73 CPU architecture, which was found in its predecessor, the Kirin 960. An upgrade in the chipsets GPU is likely, which is said to feature 12-cores, bringing it on par with the Snapdragon 835.

Not much else is known regarding the chipset for now, and more details will likely arrive in September. The 6-inch display bearing Mate 10 is expected to be the first device to be powered by this SoC. It remains to be seen what other specs the phablet sports upon launch.