Huawei HiSilicon Kirin series processors now mainly have two grades of products, the high-end is the Kirin 9XX series, such as the Kirin 950/960./970, the low-end is the Kirin 65X series, there are Kirin 650 and the upgraded version Kirin 659, The two-processor span is still relatively large. Huawei's current strategy is to use the Unicorn 659 processor on a thousand yuan-class graphics card and the Kirin 970 processor on a 2000 or more mobile phone. This may be a good thing for consumers. After all, mid-range mobile phones can also use the flagship processor, but it is a bit big horse-drawn car for Huawei.
Compared with Qualcomm, although the Xiaolong 800 series is the most advanced processor and a large number of high-end machines, it is the mid-to-high-end processing such as Xiaolong 625 and Xiaolong 660 that are the best and most popular among the two years. Until this year, they were one of the favorite phones of OPPO, Vivo, 360 and other companies.
In this case, Huawei also wants to create a mid-to-high-end processor. The model is called the Unicorn 710. It is estimated that Qualcomm has heard of this name and has had nowhere to send fire. On the other hand, Huawei is not only looking at the name of the Qi-Long 710, the same is true, broke the news that the CPU architecture of the Unicorn 710 is more like a Kirin 960 frequency reduction version, which uses a 4 core A73 + 4 small nuclear A53 The frequency of the architecture is 2.4GHz and 1.8GHz, respectively. The Unicorn 710 will be down-converted and it is expected that the big core will be around 2GHz.
On the GPU side, the Unicorn 710 will also use the Mali-G72, but the scale will be smaller than that of the Kirin 970's MP12, but there is no definite information on whether it should be reduced to six or eight or even four.
In terms of process technology, the Kirin 710 will use Samsung's foundry, using 10nm LPP technology, Huawei rumored to open up a second-generation factory has long been, in addition to circumventing an exclusive risk, Samsung provides more than TSMC in the foundry business The tempting offer is also an important reason, which is especially important for lower-priced non-flagship chips.
The Unicorn 710 processor is expected to be released in July this year, and its first launch will be on Huawei's Nova 3 smartphone.