Huawei unveils Kirin 970 chipset with AI

Corinne Reichert, writing for ZDNet;

Chinese networking giant Huawei has unveiled its Kirin 970 chipset with built-in artificial intelligence (AI), calling it the “future of smartphones”.

The chipset has a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU), and was built using a 10nm advanced process with 5.5 billion transistors contained in an area of just one square centimetre.

The Kirin 970 mobile AI computing platform is powered by an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU, which Huawei said delivers 25x greater performance and 50x greater efficiency compared to a quad-core Cortex-A73 CPU cluster.

Huawei outs selfie-centric nova 2 and nova 2 Plus

Carl Lamiel, writing for Yugatech;

Huawei Nova 2 specs:
5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
64GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 2950 mAh battery (non-removable)
142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm
143g

Huawei Nova 2 Plus specs:
5.5-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1920 x 1080
2.36GHz Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659
Mali-T830 MP2
4GB RAM
128GB internal storage
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM2)
Dual 12 + 8 MP f/1.8 rear cameras with LED Flash
20MP front camera
4G LTE
Dual SIM (hybrid), Dual Standby
24-bit audio
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Fingerprint Scanner
Huawei EMUI 5.1 (Android 7 Nougat)
Li-Po 3340 mAh battery (nova 2 Plus)
153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm
169g

Both the Huawei nova 2 and nova 2 Plus will be available in China starting June 16th in five different colors — Aurora Blue, Grass Green, Streamer Gold, Obsidian Black, and Rose Gold — sporting CNY2,500 (roughly Php18,200 before taxes) and CNY2,900 (around Php21,100 before other fees) price tags, respectively.

Huawei announces 13-inch ultraportable Matebook X


Extra.ph;

  • 13 inch IPS (2160 x 1440 resolution) @350 nits, sRGB 100% colour gamut
  • Corning® Gorilla® glass
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7
  • GPU: Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Windows 10 64-bit Home
  • Storage: 256 GB/ 512 GB SSD
  • RAM: 4 GB/ 8 GB
  • Wifi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz 2×2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Sensor: Ambient light, fingerprint, accelerometer, Hall sensor
  • Battery: 5449 mAh@7.6 V Li-Ion
  • Dimension: 286mm x 12.5mm x 211mm
  • Weight: 1.05 kg
  • Color: Prestige Gold/Rose Gold/Space grey

Here’s the complete pricelist for each configuration;

  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/256GB SSD for Php78,500
  • Intel Core i5/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php89,500
  • Intel Core i7/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD for Php95,000

“Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!”