Huawei's upcoming flagship phone, the Huawei Mate 10, will be announced at an event in Munich, Germany, on 16 October. However, the Chinese telecom player and smartphone maker has announced that the new flagship will house the HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. HiSilicon Kirin family of SoCs are made by Huawei.
Along with the announcement, there has been a new leak out on the internet which throws light on the specifications of the Kirin 970 chipset.
The Weibo leak as reported by GizmoChina shows that the Kirin 970 chipset houses an octa-core processor with a quad-core Cortex A73 cluster and another quad-core Cortex A53 cluster having maximum clock speeds of 2.8 GHz. On the graphics front you will get a Mali G72 MP8 GPU. The Kirin 970 is based on a 10 nm manufacturing process.
The Kirin 970 can also support up to 42 MP cameras, dual SIM LTE configurations, Bluetooth 4.2 and more. In terms of connectivity, it supports LTE Cat 12, HSPA+, CDMA, GSM/EDGE, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band 2.4/5 GHz.
According to previous leaks, the Huawei Mate 10 is expected to come with a 6.1-inch display. The focus will be to improve upon areas such as battery life, software lag, optimising 4G and improved camera.