Huawei Announces Kirin 970 With Dedicated AI Unit

Chinese smartphone company Huawei has officially unveiled its newest flagship chipset called Kirin 970. The chipset brings one of the biggest change to the market, as it includes built-in artificial intelligence unit and is manufactured using 10nm process.

The AI runs on a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and delivers up to 25 times the performance with 50 times greater efficiency.

The chipset itself packs an 8-core processor and a 12-core GPU, which Huawei said delivers 25x greater performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster. The efficiency of the GPU has also been improved compared to the Kirin 960.

Other specifications include support for 4K video decode/encode (H.265, H.264 and others), 10-bit color (HDR10) and a 32-bit/384K DAC.