Earlier today, Huawei launched four Android smartphones in India priced between Rs 6,499 and Rs 17,899. The Chinese manufacturer is back in the news again after its CEO Richard Yu used Weibo (via PhoneArena) to reveal that the development of the HiSilicon chipsets were completed and they would soon unveil a new quad-core processor, an octa-core SoC and a 64-bit octa-core chipset. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Starting with the quad-core processor, Yu revealed that it has been built using a 28nm manufacturing process and will feature ARM Cortex A9 cores. As far as the octa-cores are concerned, both have been built using big.LITTLE architecture. The first chipset will feature a set of four Cortex A15 cores and four Cortex A7 cores. At a time only four cores will be active and in this case, the former will be in-charge of handling the heavy tasks, while the latter will handle the lighters tasks.
The other octa-core chipset will be Huawei s first 64-bit SoC. It will feature a set of four Cortex A57 cores and four Cortex A53 cores. Again, similar to the first octa-core chip, only four cores will be active wherein the former will be in-charge of handling the heavy tasks, while the latter will handle the lighters tasks. Both of these SoCs include GSM/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE and FDD-LTE modems.
There s currently no word on which devices would be powered by these new processors, but with the Mobile World Congress arriving next month, we are bound to hear more about these chipsets, if not devices running on them at the event.