Future Smartphones will be getting AI-based chipsets

A major power boost for smartphones


Huawei has unveiled an artificial intelligence based chipset — the Kirin 970 which would be featured in its upcoming Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The company claims that its processor will outperform offerings from major smartphone companies such as Samsung and Apple.

The Kirin 970 is expected to be faster and more battery-efficient. According to the company, it might be able to preserve battery up to 50 percent, due to the fact that, it will come with a neural processing unit (NPU) which will make for better computing, graphics, image and digital signal processing.

The basic technology used in the chipset is the same as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 employed in the Samsung Galaxy S8 since it too is a 10-nanometer chipset, but Huawei is betting on NPU to differentiate from ones offered by Samsung and Apple.

“Compared with Samsung and Apple, we have advantages. Users are in for much faster (feature) performance, longer battery life and more compact design,” Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business said in an interview at IFA 2017