Teaser confirms Huawei's upcoming Mate 8 will be powered by newly-announced Kirin 950 SoC

06 November, 2015
The flagship device is expected to be made official on November 26.

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  • AnonD-142922

Randy, 06 Nov 2015Full HD??? No qhd??? This would be a joke! A 6 inch phone w... moreAlternatively there is vivo xplay 5s

AnonD-259545, 06 Nov 2015The chip to beat is the A9. I dont think anyone will beat ... moreI guess that happens already with Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890, goes to be already in January or February.

  • AnonD-442781

AnonD-259545, 06 Nov 2015The chip to beat is the A9. I dont think anyone will beat ... moreMulti core matters more for android, but you're right about the GPU at least (galaxy s6 has some scores higher though, only much lower due to 4x more pixels).

  • allied

Randy, 06 Nov 2015Full HD??? No qhd??? This would be a joke! A 6 inch phone w... moreno body cares about that dude... get a life, if u dont like it leave it

  • AnonD-259545

The chip to beat is the A9.
I dont think anyone will beat its single core performance till 2016 Q3.
And don't forget its gpu....absolute beast.

  • John

Anonymous, 06 Nov 2015In Every single night in your dreams I'll prove to you when snapdragon 820 releases!!! "

  • Anonymous

John , 06 Nov 2015Snapdragon 820 will smoke this chipset any day!! In Every single night in your dreams

  • AnonD-459470

Alwayz MicroSD use Sim 2.

  • Randy

Full HD??? No qhd??? This would be a joke! A 6 inch phone without a qhd screen is not a flagship! I will only buy this phone if Huawei uses a qhd screen.

  • AnonD-312515

[deleted post]Why wouldn't you compare it to the current best cpu in the market?, besides the next version of Exynos Mongoose will smoke this.

  • AnonD-387177

[deleted post]Oh i see your point. But lemme ask you, why does 99% of people compare chips if they are completely another build? Why would you even compare hexa core with octa core?

So when sd820 comes and blows away everyone with 4 cores you will also say that sn820 and new kirin or exynos are incomparable? Because of the number of cores?

  • AnonD-387177

Well this chip is gonna be monster. I dont think that huawei will have 1080p on 6 inch screen. Other than that it is pretty understandable that Kirin is better, it uses newer a72 cores with 2.5 ghz and 1.8 cores.

  • AnonD-8419

This chipset is playing with full hd resolution then getting 83k in amtutu where is exynos is giving power to quad hd pixels then getting 70k . So if exynos get to support only full hd display then it will also get over 80k in antutu . Imo exynos is year ahead in chipset game.

  • Anonymous

Doea Huawei have it own Fast Charging?

  • Angry Mobile Nerd

Yeah 83,000 on Antutu and then like 8 FPS on the Manhattan and 12 FPS on the T-Rex tests.

  • AnonD-308243

that version of exons is showing its age and how long was it king of the hill in the android SOC camp so now yeah somin had to bring it down we will see how good this Kirin 950 is when a new version of Exynos is revealed I bet it will be mopping floors with the rest of the SoCs competing wit it snapdragons included! coz the Exynos on my current galaxy is absolutely savage when it comes to editing, converting and creating HD videos that is where u realize that Exynos is a monster SOC absolutely astonishing

  • Anonymous

If it has LED display, ois and extremely thin top and bottom bezels then maybe. But it doesn't.

  • John

Snapdragon 820 will smoke this chipset any day!!

  • AnonD-426702

We actually expected more* from Mate 8.
(and initially from Mate S)

Mate 8 was my last "hope" I won't jump to Windows 10.
Seems the Universe wants me to make the jump.

* (where "more" doesn't go to the SoC performance, but the rest of the hardware, plus I still don't trust Huawei's OS upgrade policy... which basically sucks)