The Kirin 970, Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform
The Kirin 970, Huawei’s first mobile AI computing platform (Photo Credit: Huawei)

By Staff Writer

Huawei Consumer Business Group has introduced its first mobile AI computing platform dubbed ‘Kirin 970’ at IFA 2017.

By combining the power of the cloud with the speed and responsiveness of native AI processing, Huawei is bringing AI experiences to life and changing the way we interact with our devices.

Kirin 970 is powered by an 8-core CPU and a new generation 12-core GPU. Built using a 10nm advanced process, the chipset packs 5.5 million transistors into an area of only one cm².

Huawei’s new flagship Kirin 970 is it’s first mobile AI computing platform featuring a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU).

Simply put, the Kirin 970 can perform the same AI computing tasks faster and with far less power. In a benchmark image recognition test, the Kirin 970 processed 2,000 images per minute, which was faster than other chips on the market.

“As we look to the future of smartphones, we’re at the threshold of an exciting new era,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“Mobile AI = On-Device AI + Cloud AI. Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end-to-end capabilities that support coordinated development of chips, devices, and the cloud. The ultimate goal is to provide a significantly better user experience. The Kirin 970 is the first in a series of new advances that will bring powerful AI features to our devices and take them beyond the competition.”

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