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Huawei Kirin 960: What You Need to Know About The SoC Powering Honor 8 Pro

The Honor 8 Pro will also come with 6GB of RAM and will compete with the upcoming OnePlus 5.


Updated:June 19, 2017, 7:39 PM IST
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro is all set to launch in India in the first week of July. The smartphone will be powered by Huawei’s very own HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC and will take on the likes of flagship SoCs like Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Samsung Exynos 8895. The Honor 8 Pro will also come with 6GB of RAM and will compete with the upcoming OnePlus 5.

The Kirin 960 SoC incorporates the latest Cortex-A73 processor, Mali-G71 graphics chip, and UFS 2.1 storage technology. This is the first commercial deployment of the A73 core, which boosts performance while curbing power consumption by 15 percent.

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“It will not only maximize power but also increase the speed to ensure that the device runs efficiently over time,” claims the company.

The Kirin 960 is also the first chipset to support Vulkan, the all-new graphics standard that leverages the true performance of the multi-core GPU. It provides a complete solution based on the Android Nougat version of Vulkan, adopting the Vulkan standard so that the octa-core GPU performance is maximized.

“It also offers exceptional virtual reality (VR) performance and can render 2K video at 90 fps with an MTP lag of less than 18ms,” according to the company.

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The Kirin 960 continues to provide base layer optimisation of traditional Android with a better CPU, GPU, and storage hardware performance.

“Its i6 coprocessor, which is a part of the Kirin960's architecture, offers 30 percent higher memory capacity, allowing it to run more services and also incorporates the latest audio chip solution Hi6403 to provide a better music playback experience,” Huawei said in a statement. The new Kirin 960 is also claimed to be world’s first chip with finance-level security.

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