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Huawei Reveals the HiSilicon Kirin 950 CPU; An Octa-Core Processor that Manages to Beat the Exynos 7420

During a press event, Huawei revealed today in China, their latest mobile processor named HiSilicon Kirin 950, an octa-core CPU based on a big.LITTLE architecture. While four A72 cores clocked at 2.53 GHz will be kept for tough jobs, the other 4 A53-cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, are expected to take care of the light tasks.

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This processor also packs a co-processor called i5, one that is – always sensing. We get to know that HiSilicon Kirin 950 was developed by TSMC using the FinFET process on 16 nm. As hardware specs, we have a Mali-T880MP4 graphic chip, VoLTE support and an LTE Cat.6 modem for higher download and upload speeds.

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When it comes to performance, thanks to GFXBench we know that the HiSilicon Kirin 950 gets 1710 points during the single-core test, and 6245 points in the multi-core test. By comparison, Exynos 7420 obtains 1486 points (single-core), and 4970 points (multi-core). One of the first Huawei devices with such a processor inside, will be the Mate 8 phablet.

via: androidcentral.com