Huawei has been using its in-house developed Kirin chipsets on its devices since a few years now. With the advent of artificial intelligence, Huawei is now looking to launch a mobile application processor featuring a CPU, GPU, and an AI chip.
The AI chip will help with the deep machine learning and smart computing capabilities of EMUI. How exactly Huawei aims to take advantage of this AI chip to offer new features is yet to be seen. The company already makes use of deep machine learning and compression technology to help improve performance on its devices. With a dedicated AI chip though, we should see the company debut more user facing changes.
As one of the world’s leading suppliers of SoC products, Huawei hopes to compete well with Google and Apple in the new sector of AI application processors, Yu said when speaking at the 2017 China Internet Conference, which opened July 11 for a three-day run in Beijing.
As per Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, the new application processor would be released in the second half of this year. Given the timeframe, the new mobile AP from Huawei should launch at the end of this year powering Huawei’s new Mate flagship.
Huawei is not the only company that is working on mobile APs with a dedicated AI chip. As more and more companies and devices start using AI for their products and services, a dedicated AI chip will help improve the speed of machine and deep learning thereby providing a superior user experience.
Richard Yu also provided details about Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 970 chipset that will be designed with the focus on financial security. This would allow the chipset to support secure credit transfers among banks and would also allow Huawei’s smartphones as car keys for certain BMW, Audi, and Porsche.
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