Kirin 970

One of the biggest announcements from Huawei this year is that of its new GPU Turbo technology. The claims that it could provide more performance at less power, without a hardware change gave us quite a bit of pause. Internally, more than a few raised eyebrows appeared. As part of our discussions with Huawei this year at IFA, as well as some pretesting, we actually now have a base understanding of the technology, as well as additional insight into some of the marketing tactics – not all of which are the most honest representations of the new feature.

Huawei & Honor's Recent Benchmarking Behaviour: A Cheating Headache

Does anyone remember our articles regarding unscrupulous benchmark behavior back in 2013? At the time we called the industry out on the fact that most vendors were increasing thermal...

81 by Andrei Frumusanu & Ian Cutress on 9/4/2018

IFA 2018: Honor Play Launch, a Live Blog

After some meetings this morning, the next event on our list is the western launch of the Honor Play: a Kirin 970 smartphone that focuses on AI. Honor is...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2018

The Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review: Great Battery Life & Even Better Night Vision

Following the April launch of the new Huawei P20 Pro and P20, we have a look again at a detailed view of the how the device performs in terms...

81 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2018

Honor 10 Launch and Hands On: Kirin 970, More AI, More Notch

In a world filled with rectangular blocks with displays, it takes a large effort to differentiate. The new Honor 10, launched today at an event in London, follows the...

34 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2018

Your New $2220 Smartphone: The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS

In a world where we were only just starting to see the emergence of $999 flagship phones, Huawei and Porsche Design go and break the barrier by marketing their...

38 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Hands-On: Embrace the Notch

It’s time to have a serious discussion about the Notch. Love it or hate it, the Notch is going to be a defining element of major smartphones this year...

76 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

HiSilicon Kirin 970 - Android SoC Power & Performance Overview

The Kirin 970 is HiSilicon’s new SoC flagship for this year and powers the Huawei’s flagship devices for this generation. We’ll have a closer look at the SoC capabilities...

116 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/22/2018

Hands-on & More With Huawei's Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro: Kirin 970 Meets Artificial Intelligence

This morning Huawei is taking the wraps off of their latest generation flagship smartphone, the Mate 10 series. Powered by subsidiary HiSilicon’s Kirin 970 SoC, the new phones are...

103 by Ian Cutress on 10/16/2017

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch: Live Blog (2pm CEST, 8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei is having a launch event for its new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The key headline for these devices is going to be the support for...

23 by Ian Cutress on 10/16/2017

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch on October 16th, More Kirin 970 Details

Riding on the back of the ‘not-announced then announced’ initial set of Kirin 970 details, Huawei had one of the major keynote presentations at the IFA trade show this...

14 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

IFA 2017: Huawei Artificial Intelligence Keynote Live Blog (8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei has a keynote at IFA this year. Having quietly announced the Kirin 970 and its new Neural Processing Unit yesterday without a word through the regular press channels...

28 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

Huawei Shows Unannounced Kirin 970 at IFA 2017: Dedicated Neural Processing Unit

A surprise at this year’s IFA is the previously unannounced Kirin 970 SoC hitting the show floor. Normally Huawei announces a new SoC with plenty of press details, and...

11 by Ian Cutress on 9/1/2017

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