Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly being used to add new features or improve the experience of people using smartphones. Probably, because of this, Huawei decided to create a mobile processor Kirin 970 – the world’s first chip with the built-in neural processing unit (NPU).
Thanks to the new component, all tasks related to AI are performed not on the main chip, but on the NPU block, writes Gizmochina. The creators say that in this case, the speed of the tasks is 25% higher. Kirin 970 will increase the overall performance of devices and will consume less battery power.
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The processor is manufactured on a 10-nanometer process technology by the Taiwanese company TSMC. It received eight cores and operates at a clock frequency of up to 2.4 GHz. The chip integrated graphics Mali G72MP12, which gives a performance gain of 20% compared to the component of the previous generation. The Kirin 970 supports data transfer at up to 1.2Gb / s in LTE networks, 4K video recording, HiFi audio, HDR10, face recognition and other functions for better camera performance.
The first smartphones based on Kirin 970 will be Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The manufacturer will show devices in Munich already on October, 16th. In addition to the new processor, the flagships will receive a frameless design in the spirit of the Galaxy S8.