Phones with Kirin 960

Huawei Phones with Kirin 960 Processor Cortex-A73 and Mali-G71 GPU

Besides Apple, Huawei is one such smartphone manufacturing company that makes its processors. Kirin 960 being the top end processor by Huawei. HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset features the latest generation Mali GPU, fast ARM cores and upgraded networking technology.  Kirin 960 has a lot of advancements (enhancements in some) over its previous generations. Several Phones with Kirin 960 were released in 2017, and we have listed them out here in this post.

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Kirin 960 has set strong performance benchmarks for the competitors. Kirin 960 is made up of four high-performance ARM Cortex A73 cores at 2.4GHz and four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at the 1.8GHz frequency. It is built using a 16 nm fabrication process. Kirin 960 is one of the first processors to use the latest Mali G71 MP8 GPU. On a high level, the Kirin 960’s performance is somewhere in between the Snapdragon 821 and the 835.

Also Read: Top Android Phones with Snapdragon 630 SOC

Mali-G71 MP8 GPU is 180% faster than the previous generation Mali-T880 GPU. It comes with Vulkan support for much better gaming without overloading the CPU. Kirin 960 also carries a new Image Signaling Processor ISP which brings advancements in camera capabilities. In Kirin 960 Huawei focused heavily on battery life and security features embedded in the chip.

Huawei Kirin 960 Overview
CPU4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4GHz
4x Cortex A53 @ 1.8GHz
GPUMali-G71 MP8
@900MHz
RAM2x32bit LPDDR4
@ 1800MHz
28.8GB/s bandwidth
Integrated ModemKirin 960 Integrated LTE
(Category 12/13)
DL = 600Mbps
4x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM
FlashUFS 2.1
MFC. ProcessTSMC 16nm FFC
Sensor Hubi6

Top Huawei Phones with Kirin 960

Above is a quick overview of the Kirin 960 processor and Mali-G71 GPU. Now let’s move on to the list of Huawei phones powered by Kirin 960 with Mali-G71 GPU.

Huawei Honor V9

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Huawei Honor V9 smartphone was launched in February 2017. It comes with a 5.7-inch QHD LTPS LCD with a resolution 1440*2560 pixels at 515 PPI. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 960 processor paired with 6 GB of RAM.

The phone is available in two storage variants one with 64 GB and another one with 128 GB memory. It features a dual 12 MP cameras on the rear side and an 8MP camera on the front side. Out of the box, it runs on a skinned (EMUI5.0) Android Nougat v7.0 underneath.

It gets its power from a 4000 mAh battery and weight 184 grams. It is a dual SIM smartphone with a  hybrid slot for SIM card and memory slot. With Honor V9, Huawei wants to bring the flagship performance in mid-range phones.

Huawei Honor V9 Specifications
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Display 5.7-inch QHD LTPS LCD, 1440×2560 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage64/128  GB
RAM6 GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP + 12 MP f/2.2 cameras
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 skin
Warranty 1-year

Huawei P9

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Honor 9 is the latest release from Huawei, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. It features a5.15-inch LTPS IPS LCD full HD display. It is the most affordable phone from Huawei that is powered by its top-end Kirin 960 processor paired with Mali-G71 GPU.

It is launched with two RAM variants, one has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal memory, and top-model has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB internal memory. Storage capacity can be expanded further in both phones up to 256 GB via the hybrid slot.

It features best in class dual rear camera with 20 MP sensor and 12 MP sensor. For video calling and selfies, it has an 8 MP camera. It is powered by 3200 mAh battery that lasts for the whole day and supports fast charging. Out of the box, it comes preloaded with Android 7.0 OS with EMUI 5.1 skin.

Huawei Honor 9 Specifications
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Display 5.15-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1080*1920 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Primary Camera Dual 20 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity 3200mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.1
Warranty 1-year

Huawei Honor 8 Pro

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Huawei has launched plenty of phones in the first half of 2017. Huawei Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD with 1440x 2560 pixels resolution at a PPI of 515 pixels per inch. It is also powered by Kirin 960 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G71 GPU for smooth performance and better efficiency.

The phone comes in two variants, one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and the second option comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. It has dual 12 MP cameras on the rear side and an 8 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. It runs on Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 skin. A 400 mAh non-removable battery gives long-lasting backup.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro Specifications
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Display 5.7-inch LTPS IPS LCD, 1440*2560 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM4/6  GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0 With EMUI 5.1
Warranty 1-year

Huawei P10

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Huawei P10 was launched one month before the P10 Plus. Both phones look same but differ in size and hardware specifications. P10 features a 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LCD with 1080*1920 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 432 PPI.

Kirin 960 octa-core processor drives it with four Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The processor is paired with 4 GB RAM. For storage, it has two options to choose from one having 32 GB capacity and the second one with 64 GB capacity.

As far as the camera is concerned, it has the same dual-camera setup 20 MP +12 MP like P10 plus and an 8 MP secondary camera. It runs on Android 7.0 and powered by a 3200-mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. It has a Type-C port and a fingerprint scanner.

Huawei P10 Specifications
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Display 5.1-inch IPS-NEO LCD, 1080*1920 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage32/64 GB
RAM4 GB
Primary CameraDual 20 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera 8 MP
Battery Capacity3200 mAh
Operating System:Android Nougat 7.0 with Emotion UI 5.1
Warranty12 months

Huawei Mate 9

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Huawei Mate 9 features a  bigger 5.9-inch full HD IPS display with 1080*1920 pixels resolution at 373 PPI density protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It packs 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory that is expandable up to 256 GB via micro SD card.

Octa-core Kirin 960 processor powers it with four cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. On the rear side, it features Dual Camera 20 MP + 12 MP with dual tone LED flash. On the front panel, there is a 8 MP camera. It gets its power from 4000 mAh Li-ion non-removable battery and supports fast charging. The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear side below the camera.

Huawei Mate 9 Specifications
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Display5.9-inch full HD IPS display
ProcessorKirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage64 GB
RAM4 GB
Primary Camera20 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0
Warranty 1-year

Huawei P10 Plus

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Huawei P10 Plus was launched in April this year. It is powered by Huawei top end Kirin 960 octa-core processor (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) and Mali-G71 GPU. It comes in two options, one has 4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM and top model has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity.

P10 Plus is splash resistant and has a front mounted fingerprint scanner. It features a 5.5-inch IPS-NEO LCD with 1440*2560 pixels resolution at 540 PPI. Corning Gorillas Glass 5 layer protects the display from scratches and shocks.

The phone packs a dual camera setup on the rear side with 20 MP sensor and 12 MP sensor for DSLR type images. On the front side, it has an 8MP camera. A 3750 mAh battery gives enough power survive for the whole day with moderate usage. It runs on Android Nougat 7.0 underneath EMUI 5.1 skin.

Huawei P10 Plus Specifications
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Display5.5-inch IPS-NEO LCD, 1440*2560 pixels at 540 PPI
ProcessorKirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Primary CameraDual 20 MP + 12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0 underneath EMUI 5.1 Skin
Warranty 1-Year

Huawei Mate 9 Pro

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Huawei Mate 9 Pro features a5.5-inch super AMOLED display with 1440*2560 pixels resolution at 534 PPI density. It is powered by Huawei Kirin 960 an octa-core SoC with Mali-G71 GPU for graphics and animation handling. It is available in two variants 4 GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage and 6GB RAM with 128 GB storage capacity.

It features a dual camera on the rear side with 20 MP sensor and 12 MP sensor. On the front end, it has a 8 MP camera. It has fingerprint sensor front mounted, accelerometer, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, barometer, and compass. It is powered by a high density 4000 mAh non-removable Li-Pro battery and run on Android Nougat 7.0 OS.

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Specifications
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Display 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 1440*2560 pixels
Processor Kirin 960 octa-core with Mali-G71 GPU
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
Primary CameraDual 20 MP +12 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.0
Warranty 1-year

Huawei Honor Note 9

Huawei Honor Note 9, the successor of Honor Note 8 is rumored to be in manufacturing state. It is expected to be large display phone with dual camera setup. It will be powered by the Huawei flagship Kirin 960 octa-core processor with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU. However, there is no official news, but we have some specs According to leaks and reports.

It will feature a Quad HD 2K LCD. It might come with 6 GB of RAM and a dual 12 MP camera capable of recording 4K videos. It will be powered by at least 4000 mAh battery. It is expected that Huawei could launch this beast in the third quarter of 2017. For now, we have only that much information regarding the Honor note 9. As soon as something comes up, we will update it.

Conclusion

Just as expected, all the Phones with Kirin 960 are flagship devices. None of the phones have any significant lags or performance issues. Almost all of them have high-performance UFS 2.0 storage and top quality display. We expect more design wins shortly.

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