Huawei formally announces the Kirin 710 12nm SoC

Ro, 18 July 2018

Today, Huawei announced its mid-tier nova 3i smartphone and the staple is the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset.

The Kirin 710 was a long overdue release as last year's 16nm Kirin 659 SoC was losing its competitive edge. The Kirin 710, on the other hand, aims to bring the 12nm node to the masses and according to Huawei, the new chipset delivers impressive performance and power efficiency gains.

In digits, that means 75% better single-core and 68% improved multi-core speeds thanks to the four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four low-power Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is Mali-G51 MP4 and is said to be 1.3 times faster than its predecessor too.

The DSP and ISP have also been upgraded and offer significant improvement in the camera department, especially in low-light conditions. The SoC is also capable of scene recognition and face unlock.

Other notable features are the dual SIM and dual 4G VoLTE support along with LTE Cat. 12 and Cat. 13.

More details weren't disclosed, but we hope that Huawei will shed some more light onto the chip's features and performance soon enough.

Source (in Chinese)


Reader comments

Lol did u even read my link? Its been tested, benchmarked and indeed on par with SD660. The link u send is just a statement from Huawei. Real life usage is different. Really? Call me fanboy? Lol whatever

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really on par SD 660? Huawei midrange for gaming is not so good in the long run. GPU is also said to be 1.3 times faster than the previous generation. Read more at

Grats it will cost 400+ i mean any upcomming phone with this and from previous model it will run same game for example clash of lords by 0,5 seconds faster. For that i really dont need to spend 500 bucks on same device.

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