Phones that run fast, never lag, and give you much better battery life? Honor’s Kirin chipset makes this possible
Honor, the leading e-brand for digital natives, from Huawei, is expected to launch its new flagship smartphone with a 16nm chipset this month. The new smartphone’s processor will come with faster 16nm FinFET Plus technology, making it superior to its competing chipsets, with greatly improved performance and reduced power consumption. The combination of such an advanced processor is a first not just for Honor, but worldwide.
Currently, the 16nm FinFET technology is being used by the Apple A9 and Kirin 950 chipsets, while Samsung and Qualcomm processors employ 14nm technology. If you move further down, towards the budget range of smartphones powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 650 and 652 processors, these use 28nm technology. MediaTek's processors range from 20 to 28nm.
Compared to the previous-generation 28nm chipsets, 16nm chip technology offers lightning-fast performance. The 16nm FinFET Plus technology that Honor will be using for its upcoming smartphone ensures that it is two generations ahead of the competition due to its greatly improved performance and reduced power consumption.
As the Kirin processors used in Honor phones are made by Honor itself, this opens the doors to better optimisation, something other phone makers relying on third-party chipsets can’t manage. In fact, the new Kirin 650, which we might get to see in Honor’s upcoming smartphone, really takes advantage of the 16nm process: it offers up to 65% faster processing while managing a 40% drop in power consumption.
So it really seems that the new Honor device will offer faster performance and better battery life at the same time!
The big.Little architecture delivers best of both worlds in terms of performance and efficiency. Like we had mentioned earlier, the Mali-T830 GPU ensures a seamless gaming experience with 100% increase in GPU performance compared with previous-generation Kirin 620 architecture.