HiSilicon has reportedly started Mass Production of the much-awaited Kirin 970 processor. According to a report from Taiwan sourced by Gizmochina, the company has begun manufacturing of the new Kirin processor in bulk quantities in strategic partnership with TSMC. Moreover, the new chip will have Artificial Intelligence centric features and will be most likely integrated with the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 flagship smartphone.

Powerful graphics

Expected to retain the Cortex A73 architecture running at 3GHz, the Kirin 970 processor will have a 12-core graphics controller, which will be stronger than the existing Kirin counterpart.

The purpose of the HiSilicon is to manufacture the forthcoming processor in such a way that it would compete with the Exynos 8895 and the Snapdragon 835 processors.

Artificial Intelligence capabilities

The highlight of the 970 model is that the chipset will be manufactured using a 10nm process, which is expected to bring down power consumption without sacrificing performance. There are also talks in the town about the fact that the Kirin 970 will be the first processor to ship with artificial intelligence specific features. The processor will also ship with support for Cat. 12 LTE baseband and will be the first processor from Huawei to make use of the 10nm manufacturing process.

Going forward, it will be very much possible to interact with the smartphone without depending upon the software if the AI-centric capabilities are infused on to the hardware.

It is being widely reported that Huawei is considering the implementation of machine-learning algorithms in a bid to run the EMUI interface smoothly.

Previously, it was widely reported that the production of Kirin 970 would start in September. The kick start of the mass production well ahead of the scheduled time indicates that the company is serious to integrate into the upcoming flagship smartphone, which should be the Mate 10.

Addition of dual cameras

Expected to ship in October 2017, the Huawei Mate 10 is rumored to ship with the upcoming Kirin 970 processor. We expect that the smartphone will change the way we communicate and interact with the mobile devices. The Mate 10 will most likely ship with a 6-inch Full Active Display with a massive resolution of 2160x1080 pixels coupled with 2:1 aspect ratio.

Moreover, the phone will ship with dual cameras to leverage the full potential of the new chipset.

With the Mate 8 and Mate 9 shipping with Kirin 950 and Kirin 960 processors, there is no need for any surprise if the company embeds Kirin 970 with the Mate 10 handset. We will continue to monitor the developments surrounding the launch of the new processor followed by the Mate 10 handset. Stay tuned.