With the launch of the iPhone 8, competing brands are vying with one another to give Apple a tough fight at the marketplace. Huawei has just made an announcement that its latest chipset, the Kirin 970 could be its weapon to score higher on device performance and extended battery life.
The new chipset could be featured in its upcoming flagship smartphones, the Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro. Some of their other devices could also be fitted with the newly developed chipset.
While making these announcement, the Chief Executive of Huawei’s consumer business did not share much details of the new phones. It is however understood that the display on these phones could be six inches and above and covering the full screen, as has become the norm.
Now coming back to the Kirin 970, the highlight in the new technology would be the integration of Artificial Intelligence within the processor and this would result in the smartphone being dynamic with its ability to rapidly learn the habits of the users and to make prompt suggestions and push frequently used applications to the fore.
Some of the examples being cited include real-time language translation, heeding voice commands and the application of augmented reality to enable users to learn details of images they focus on with their camera.
Huawei genuinely believes that it will definitely have an edge over both Apple and Samsung as and when their Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro fitted with their latest chipset Kiri 970. In particular, Huawei expects that its smartphone will gain 50% of battery life over their rated capacity.
They claim that this is made possible through a new technology called Neural Processing Unit. This technology is superior and brings on board several performance-enhancing features, for which other phone makers may have to fir extra chips.
The debate on whether Huawei has managed to find a chipset technology that is superior to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, the current market leader, on whom most top brands seem to rely on, will probably continue.