The new Mate 9 which will be presented on November 3, will integrate Kirin 960 enhanced version of the Kirin 950 chosen for the Mate 8 . Huawei illustrated the characteristics of the SoC and the improvements over the previous chips during an event organized in Shanghai.

The Kirin 960 is a processor octa core with four ARM Cortex-A73 and four 2.4GHz ARM Cortex-A53 1.8GHz, made by TMSC with FinFET process technology 16 nanometers. The CPU was combined with the Mali-MP8 G71 GPU which, according to recent rumors, will be used by Samsung in its Galaxy S8 . Seconds the Huawei data, the CPU of the Kirin 960 offers better performance single core (+ 10%) and multi-core (+ 18%) compared to Kirin 950 . The GPU is instead the 180% faster than the Mali-T880 earlier.

During the presentation were shown the results of the comparisons with the best SoC of the moment, or Apple A10, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and Exynos 8890. Apple’s chip is higher than the Kirin 960 only in the performance of single-core operations, while SoC Huawei is in front of everyone in the multi-core test. Top performance even for the LPDDR4-1800 memory controller and storage (UFS 2.1). The integrated modem is Cat. 12/13, and allows peak rate of 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps in upload.

Other important new features are the new ISP (Image Signal Processor), which can process images with a level of detail similar to that seen by the human eye is the i6 co-processor that processes data collected by the sensors. The sensor hub consumption has been reduced, allowing you to play Pokémon GO for 1.2 days without recharging. Very important, finally, the hardware encryption preventing cyber criminals to intercept data during mobile payments.