Huawei Kirin 970 AI chipset – Intelligence is coming

By combining the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, Huawei is bringing AI experiences to life and changing the way we interact with our devices with the launch of the Kirin 970 chipset.

“This represents a new era in smartphone innovation,” said Akhram Mohamed, Huawei Consumer Business Group South Africa Product Marketing Director.

“Huawei’s new Kirin 970 is launching a new AI computing platform – a system that is future-proof and will enable AI technology for years to come and will be available in all future Huawei devices.”

For the future of smartphones, this represents the beginning of an exciting new era, and the Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to Huawei devices.

The Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 billion transistors into an area of only one cm².

Huawei’s new flagship Kirin 970 is Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform featuring a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU).

Compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster, the Kirin 970’s new heterogeneous computing architecture delivers up to 25x the performance with 50x greater efficiency.

Simply put, the Kirin 970 can perform the same AI computing tasks faster and with far less power.

In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin 970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips on the market.

Yet, despite these advances in Technology, Mohamed noted that user experience still has room for improvement, including latency, stability, and privacy.

In South Africa, Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience.

New developments in AI require joint effort across the entire value chain, involving tens of millions of developers, and the experience and feedback of hundreds of millions of users.

Huawei is positioning the Kirin 970 as an open platform for mobile AI, opening up the chipset to developers and partners who can find new and innovative uses for its processing capabilities.

For more information, visit the Huawei website.

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Huawei Kirin 970 AI chipset – Intelligence is coming