It is a joke not a chip, G-71 12MP while exynos has 20MP, this chip is already outdated, and gap will even widen with new chipset releases, Kirin series was all the time a joke talking gpu-wise
"An improvement is expected with the GPU, which is said to feature 12 cores. That way HiSilicon is aiming to put the 970 on par with the Exynos 8895 and the Snapdragon 835."
Exynos 8895 put 20 cores there, 12 won't cut it unless it's not the same G71 arch again or higher clock per core.
The gpu in 960 is powerful enough for 1080p. Few problems can be noticed in 1440p but no many phones from Huawei/Honor have this resolution. I have Honor 8 with Kirin 950/Mali T880MP4 and it is like 1/3 performance of G71MP8 in Kirin 960 so I don't think it is a problem.
Kirin 970 should mostly focus on power consumption and heat. If they use the new A55 for low power CPU cores it can be a "CPU revolution" again as it was with Kirin 950/955.
Kirin 960 is great chipset, it's only problem was the graphics and the GPU. If they could fixed that in the new kirin 970 , then it would blow away the snapdragons and the exynos for sure .
CommanderSyopao, 25 Jul 2017Snapdragon , exynos and mediatek is now shivering the real beast is coming . badumm..If they can improve GPU performance...
Haswell, 25 Jul 2017It scares me that 18:9 ratio which 'll make the phone taller than it already is on the Mate 9!... moreNobody. Nobody ever. Used a mate. Single handed. The mate is always a 2 handed device
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2017 As an owner of mate 8, I was very excited to read about the new mate 10 until I read the exp... moreDude if u want mini version get the p series.... P10 is mini version of mate 9
Anonymous, 25 Jul 2017OP5(T?) winner with SD836And who said that there will be SD836?!?
It scares me that 18:9 ratio which 'll make the phone taller than it already is on the Mate 9!
I'm not sure if the tiny bezels will reduce the torture of having your finger reach the top of the phone in one handed usage or not!!
I hope that Huawei uses UFS 2.1 with all of their phones.
Adronia, 25 Jul 2017It doesn't matter unless it's all about STOCK ANDROID Way to go OnePlus 5 which beat A10 Processexcept they c h e a t e d
Mate 10 will be a beast, its going to have an amazing design and massive battery
Ahh, the beastly next gen Kirin chips are almost upon us XD
Cant wait to see them on top of the benchmarks!
As an owner of mate 8, I was very excited to read about the new mate 10 until I read the expected resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixel. I hope Huawei will change its mind or at least release a mini version with HD resolution and kirin 970 that would be awesome.