Chinese device maker Huawei is ready to launch its first octa-core processor for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Huawei chairman Richard Yu says the company’s new K3V3 chip is ready to go, as well as a new quad-core K3V2 Pro processor.
That means we could start to see the new chips in Huawei devices this year.
Both processors are 28nm chips with support for Chinese 4G LTE networks. The octa-core processor uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture to pair 4 Cortex-A15 cores with 4 lower-power Cortex-A7 CPU cores.
The Kv32 Pro is an update to Huawei’s ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor line.
It’s also possible that Huawei is getting ready to introduce its first 64-bit chip based on an ARMv8 design. Engadget reports that Yu made a post about 64-bit chips on Chinese social network Sina Weibo, but that it was later deleted.