Huawei Mate 9 Release Date, News & Update: New Phone Confirmed? Huawei Brags Specs With Kirin 960 Chipset!

By MPEO , Updated Oct 27, 2016 06:27 AM EDT

Speculations and rumors have become a confirmation when Huawei revealed today that the Mate 9 is indeed has Kirin 960 chipset. The official announcement of Huawei Mate 9 will be held in Munich, Germany, on November 3.

Huawei Mate 9 will be the newest Huawei's flagship Smartphone, which has been put to hype through their right and left teasers. But, according GSM Arena the latest teaser of Huawei to its official Twitter account has finally confirmed its flagship's chipset.

According to WCCFTech, Huawei Mate 9 has the most powerful GPU in the market having the Kirin 960 chipset. The chipset has a powerful octa-core processor with four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. It is also comprised of ARM Mali-G71, which is 1.8 times as powerful as the Mali-T880 MP12 GPU.

In addition, ARM Mali-G71 is manufactured with ARM's Bifrost technology that is responsible for providing a high-end 4k resolution and VR experience in Huawei Mate 9. Also, ARM Mali-G71 has a base clock speed of 850MHz and the 16nm GPU can produce 27.2Gpix/s output, which is double than Mali-T880 GPU under the same frequency.

Moreover, ARM Mali-G71 is compatible with Android Render Script, GPU Compute, OpenGL ES 3.2, and with Vulkan. It is believed that the Kirin 960 Chipset of Huawei Mate 9 can deliver up to 15 percent of processing performance, 180 percent graphical improvements and 20 percent of GPU efficiency. Also, the Kirin 960 is manufactured with TSMC's 16nm FinFET node.

Meanwhile, other specs of Huawei Mate 9 is rumored to have a Leica dual camera with 4k optical zoom features, 4GB or 6GB of RAM, and 64GB and 128-256GB storage options. The Smartphone is said to have two variants, the Pro version with 5.9-inch curved QHD display and the standard model under the Full HD display.

The upcoming Huawei event on November 3, which is expected to announce their new flagship Huawei Mate 9, will definitely reveal if the device is even better than Samsung's Galaxy Note 7. However, the recent woe of Samsung's catching fire on some of its devices is yet another thing to consider. 


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