Kirin 950 SoC

Kirin 950 SoC Makes Appearance in Beijing

True to their word, Huawei finally pulled off the veil from its latest mobile chipset, the Kirin 950, yesterday (November 5).  Prior to its launching, the SoC garnered quite an excitement when its benchmark scores and specifications had been leaked.  Surmise to say, it held great promises that may run along the likes of A9 and Exynos 7.

Kirin 950 SoC
Kirin 950 SoC


It has also been revealed that the rumors bore facts and that Huawei just confirmed them.  Those leaksters really beat the company on the good part, eh? Moving on, the Kirin 950 was manufactured using a 16nm FinFET process and uses flip transistors.  These transistors were vertically built resulting to less power consumption.  The manufacturer promises for a 40 percent increase of mobile performance and 60 per cent decrease of power consumption.


In terms of structure, Kirin 950 is an 8-core central processing unit that employs four high-powered 2.53GHz Cortex-A72 cores and four power-saving 1.8GHz Cortex-A53.  These cores are configured in a big.LITTLE arrangement in order to give great harmony between power and battery consumption.  The SoC also bears a small i5 co-processor whose main responsibility is to be aware of its surroundings by keeping in touch with various sensors.


The chipset also displays great assurance in graphics area as it is sports a high-end Mali T880MP4 GPU that exhibits twice over the performance of its predecessor, Mali T880 in Kirin 930.


Moreover, the chipset supports Cat.6 LTE which renders fast download speeds, internet surfing and video streaming among many others.  Additionally, this should enhance voice calls considering the presence of Huawei’s efforts for VoLTE.  This said technology actually doubles the audio frequency range and greatly diminishes latency resulting to clearer voice communication.


We may still have to wait for the actual performance of Kirin 950, though.  However, we can never alter the fact that Huawei’s chipset sported A+ scores like its 83 000 points on AnTuTu.  If this chipset graces the upcoming Huawei Mate 8, then the Chinese brand can really make it really BIG!