According to DigiTimes, Huawei Hisilicon will release a new processor, Kirin 710 in July, aiming at mid-range smartphone, and competing with the newly released Snapdragon 710 SoC.
Kirin 710 will replace Kirin 659, which has been used on many products including Huawei Nova 2, Nova 2 plus, Maimang 6, Honor play 7X, Honor 9 lite, Honor enjoy 8 plus, Huawei p20 lite, Honor 9 lite, P smart, Mate SE, Y9 , etc.
It is said that Kirin 710 will use TSMC 12nm process, in CPU, it will use ARM Cortex-A73 bit, it is real, it will be Huawei first CPU with its own bit. Meanwhile, it can integrate separate NPU like Kirin 970 for AI accelerator.
However, Snapdragon 710 is made by Samsung 10nm, built in two Cortex-A75 and Hexa Cortex-A55 CPU, Adreno 616 GPU, supporting AIE, AI performance improves twice than Snapdragon 660.
The first Kirin 970 smartphone may be Huawei Nova 3, Paris, which is estimated to be released in July, coming with 19,9:9 full view display, dual rear camera.
In 2018, Huawei phone has got over 0.14 billion units, the popular models accounted for at least 50%.
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