Huawei introduces its first 64bit octa-core SoC

Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, took to Chinese micro-blogging site, Weibo, to announce the company’s new offerings in the mobile processor segment. The new chipsets includes two octa core chips and a quad core SoC.


The quad core chipset is manufactured using a 28nm process and will include ARM A9 cores. We expect this chipset to be aimed towards the upper mid range handsets.

Moving on to the octa core chipsets, we find that they will be using the big.LITTLE architecture and have a combination of Cortex A15, Cortex A7 cores. The A15 cores will predominantly be used for heavy lifting work with the handset switching over to the A7 cores in a low power state or when performing low level activities.

The chipset that really stands amongst Huawei’s new offerings however is its 64bit octa core chipset. The SoC has a combination of A57 and A53 cores with the handset switching between the former and latter depending on the intensity of work load. The 64 bit architecture ensures that once there is low level 64 bit support, we should begin to see better performance and battery life gains. Both the octa core chipsets on offer include LTE support. The complete network related support extends to GSM/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE/FDD-LTE radios. Expect to see devices based on the new chipset at Mobile World Congress next month.

[Via – AndroidCommunity]

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