Huawei is joining the octa-core party with its new Kirin 920 processor. The chip has four ARM Cortex-A15 processor cores, four lower-power ARM Cortex-A7 cores and ARM’s big.LITTLE technology to make them work together.
The Huawei Kirin 920 also features built-in support for LTE Cat 6 wireless networks with theoretical speeds as high as 300 Mbps.
Don’t expect to see data speeds that high in the US anytime soon. But wireless carriers in Asia and Germany have already begun to roll out support for LTE Cat 6.
The Kirin 920 is a 28nm processor with top clock speeds of 1.6 GHz, ARM Mali-T628 MP4 graphics and support for screen resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels.
It’s likely one of the first phones to feature the new processor could be the upcoming Huawi Mulan with a 1080p display and 3GB of RAM… although leaked benchmarks for that phone show that it has an 8-core processor with Mali-T624 graphics, not T628.