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Huawei Declares Superiority Over iPhone With ‘First-Ever’ AI Mobile Chip

By Mikelle Leow, 05 Sep 2017



Huawei ‘Mate 9’. Image via Andri Koolme (Creative Commons 2.0)

With 2017 being the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, rumors about what Apple might offer for its upcoming product have dated to as far back as a year ago. The hype has since manifested itself in countless leaks and mockups, and it seems like the company just can’t catch a break—even with the next iPhone launch closing in around the corner.

When Apple announced the official launch date of its high-end iPhone, competitors were quick to one-up the tech behemoth. Xiaomi, one of China’s prominent smartphone makers, decided to debut its bezel-free mobile phone one day before the Apple event.

This time, leading telecommunications company Huawei has claimed superiority over Apple—as well as Samsung—by announcing that its next creation, the ‘Huawei Mate 10’, will have artificial intelligence embedded in its mobile chip, rather than just within the cloud itself.

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What does this mean for future smartphones? Huawei’s very own ‘Kirin 970’ chipset will enable the ‘Mate 10’ to perform AI computing tasks even more quickly, as well as preserve battery life by up to 50%.

Richard Yu, the company’s Chief of Consumer Products, proudly told Reuters at the IFA consumer electrics fair in Berlin, “Compared with Samsung and Apple, we have advantages. Users are in for much faster (feature) performance, longer battery life and more compact design.”

Huawei’s current prized child, the ‘Mate 9’, is already one heavyweight to look out for. It’s installed with a ‘Kirin 960’ mobile chip—promising high speed and an “ultra long-lasting battery life”—and constitutes a Leica dual camera.




Image via HuaweiMobile


[via The Next Web, images via various sources]
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