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Huawei formally announces the Kirin 710 12nm SoC

Today, Huawei announced its mid-tier nova 3i smartphone and the staple is the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset.

The Kirin 710 was a long overdue release as last year’s 16nm Kirin 659 SoC was losing its competitive edge. The Kirin 710, on the other hand, aims to bring the 12nm node to the masses and according to Huawei, the new chipset delivers impressive performance and power efficiency gains.

In digits, that means 75% better single-core and 68% improved multi-core speeds thanks to the four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is said to be 1.3 times faster than its predecessor too.

The DSP and ISP have also been upgraded and offer significant improvement in the camera department, especially in low-light conditions. The SoC is also capable of scene recognition and face unlock.

Other notable features are the dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE support along with LTE Cat. 12 and Cat. 13.

More details weren’t disclosed, but we hope that Huawei will shed some more light onto the chip’s features and performance soon enough.

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