Huawei unveiled its latest chip, Kirin 920, which could apparently outperform Qualcomm’s soon-to-be-launched Snapdragon 805. The chipset boasts ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture and includes four Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.7-2.0 GHz, coupled with four low-power Cortex-A7 cores that can run at clock speeds of 1.3-1.6 GHz.
In addition, there’s also a Mali-T628 GPU and support for an array of connectivity options, such as LTE Cat 6, SGLTE / CSFB, as well as VoLTE.
The Kirin 920 can “handle” screen resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels, allowing Huawei to join the QHD smartphone craze.
Thus far Huawei has been producing chips for its own use, only. Their Kirin 910 and K3V2 chipsets have reached 2 and 10 million units, respectively. Chances are the Kirin 920 will be more popular than these two earlier chips, combined. And who knows, perhaps they manage to convince other OEMs to use their chips instead of those made by Qualcomm and MediaTek.