Apple set the stage for 64-bit mobile computing and Samsung quickly announced it will follow-up with its own chip. Now we’re hearing Huawei will join the game, as well.
Sharing the news via Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter), the company’s CEO Richard Yu said the upcoming SoC will be released under the Hisilicon brand, boasting ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with two different sets of cores (Cortex-A53 and Cortex-A57). The exact launch date wasn’t mentioned but something tells us we won’t be seeing this chip before the second half of this year.
Meanwhile, Huawei will launch two 32-bit chips, both supporting LTE connectivity right from the get-go. The first of the two will have “just” four Cortex-A9 cores and will end-up in mid-range devices. On the other hand, the second chip will pack four Cortex-A15 plus the same number of Cortex-A7 cores, making it destined for high-end smartphones and tablets. Chances are these two will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona when we’ll want to try Huawei devices using these chips. More to come, obviously…