Yesterday, Qualcomm had officially introduced its latest mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. This will be powering the next generation of flagship smartphones and even 2-in-1 convertibles starting next year.
Huawei has finally uncovered its new Kirin 970 chipset that will be powering their upcoming Mate 10 flagship. The Kirin 970 is not only faster and more efficient, but it’s also the world’s first mobile AI computing platform that comes with its own NPU (Neural Processing Unit). This promises faster and more efficient AI computing compared to other mobile implementations in the market.
Huawei’s next flagship, the Mate 10, will be revealed only next month at a separate event in Munich. While other brands have launched their devices at IFA 2017, Huawei has decided to showcase its new Kirin 970 chipset that will be powering their upcoming flagship devices.
The Kirin 970 will be their new high-end chipset that will go head on with other 10nm based processors such as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 and Samsung’s Exynos 8895. The new chipset was supposed to be revealed tonight but details are already made public at the IFA 2017 show floor.
Qualcomm has announced two new Snapdragon 600-series processors that would be powering our upcoming mid-range smartphones. The new Snapdragon 630 is an update for its current Snapdragon 625/626 processor while the Snapdragon 660 is an all new 14nm processor which replaces the popular Snapdragon 650/652 series.
The latest flagship smart phones are not only faster in performance but they are getting faster in 4G speeds as well. The latest Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm is getting support for faster LTE Category 9.
This allows it to have download speeds up to 450Mbps which is made possible with Carrier Aggregation (3x 20MHz) across FDD and LTE networks. Qualcomm’s LTE-Advanced modem is also backward compatible with various mobile standards including GSM/EDGE, CDMA1x/EVO, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA/HSPA+.
This exceeds the current Cat 6 LTE standards that support download speeds up to 300Mbps. Now if only our local networks are capable of touching at least Cat 4 (150Mbps) LTE speeds in real life.