We have been waiting for Huawei to announce a new processor for its mid-range devices for months now. The Kirin 659 which it announced last year has appeared in so many phones, its hard to keep track. So it comes as a sigh of relief to know it now has a new mid-range processor – the Kirin 710.
The Kirin 710 is Huawei’s first 12nm chipset. The smaller size means there should be a significant improvement in power consumption and performance when compared to the 16nm Kirin 659.
In terms of performance, the Kirin 710’s single-core performance is said to be 75% higher than that of the Kirin 659 while for multi-core performance, it offers a 68% increase in performance
The chipset consists of four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is an ARM Mali G5 which is said to be 1.3 times better than that of the Kirin 659 and 1x more energy efficient. It also has support for LTE Cat. 12 and Cat. 13 and dual-SIM dual-4G VoLTE.
The image signal processor and digital signal processor have also seen improvements and enhance the performance of the camera in low-light conditions. There is also scene recognition and support for Face Unlock.
More technical details of the processor aren’t yet available. Once we get our hands on them, we’ll update the post.