At the IFA keynote of Huawei, the upcoming Mate 10 was unveiled, as expected, but the focus was on AI. This means, on the new processor, the Kirin 970.
This is a 10nm octacore with four 2.4GHz Cortex-A73 and four Cortex A-53 1.8GHz processors, but with 5.5 billion transistors, including a “Neural Processing Unit”. This is supposed to shift AI processes such as voice recognition or photo enhancements to the smartphone, very much like Apple wants to do the same.
He also has a 12-core GPU. Less battery load, 25x more power than a Quad-Core A73. Let us wait, because the Mate 10 should be presented on October 16th.