Honor to soon launch Kirin 960 chipset with Cortex A73 processor, AR and VR support in India

The Kirin 960 chipset is likely to be featured on upcoming Huawei smartphone, scheduled to launch in few weeks.

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Huawei-sub brand Honor and its chipmaking unit HiSilicon are soon going to launch its latest Kirin 960 chipset in India. Next in line, to the existing Kirin 900 series processor, the Kirin 960 SoC is likely to empower company’s upcoming smartphone scheduled to be launched in the coming weeks. Kirin 960, as the company claims, is also world’s first chip with finance-level security.

The octa-core Kirin 960 features latest Cortex-A73 processor coupled with Mali- G71 GPU and Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.1 storage technology. This is the first time when the A73 core processor is commercially deployed on a SoC. The latest chipset will boost performance manifolds while efficiently managing the power consumption by 15 percent, in comparison to the previous generation of SoCs. ‘With its in-house operating system and Kirin 960, Huawei’s next device will surely be ticking off all the boxes perfectly  by bringing together best-in-class hardware and software, from optical lenses to sensors, to image processing algorithms, empowering users to capture the highest-quality images.,’ the company says.

Notably, the Kirin 960 processor is also said to facilitate improved efficiency while executing Augmented Reality (AR) based games. With the Kirin 960, the company has adopted to Vulkan standards for the first time. Vulkan, the all-new graphics standard is said to drive out true performance of the multi-core Mali- G71 GPU. The new chipset also supports virtual reality (VR) performance and is claimed to render 2K video at 90 fps with an MTP (Motion-to-Photon) lag of less than 18miliseconds. ALSO READ: Honor 8 Pro might launch in India next month in partnership with GoPro

The Kirin 960 processor based on 16nm architect, will offer 30 percent more storage capacity, than the previous generations Kirin 900 SoCs. It is readily optimized for dual camera technology along with upgraded visual features and Hi6403 audio chip which will offer a better music playback experience, the company says. It will also offer enhanced connectivity support over with improved LTE modems on board which comes with its custom CDMA solution.

Honor is expected to launch the Honor 8 Pro in India next month, which is said to home the Kirin 960 SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB RAM. The smartphone has earlier launched in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland, priced at around 549 Euros (approximately Rs 38,000).

  • Published Date: June 19, 2017 6:29 PM IST