Huawei / Hisilicon has announced a new 64-bit ARM processor with Kirin 620 featuring eight ARM Cortex A53 cores coupled with a Mali-450MP GPU, as well as an LTE Cat4 modem.
Key specifications of this application processor include:
- CPU – 8x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.2 GHz
- GPU – Mali-450MP4 GPU
- Memory – LPDDR3
- Camera – 13MP, ZSL (Zero Shutter Lag), HDR
- Video – Decode & Encode: 1080p30 H.264
- Cellular connectivity – LET Cat4 150M/50M, HSPA+ Cat24 42M / Cat6 5.76M, TDS R7 2.8M/2.2M, GSM R6 Class33
- Voice Solution – VoLTE/eSRVCC, CSFB, SGLTE, DSDA, DSDS
- Peripherals – USB, HSIC, SD/MMC, DMAC
- Process – 28 nm
That’s about all I know so far. Hisilicon mobile SoCs have not found their way in many handsets in the past, apart from Huawei smartphones. We’ll see if that one becomes more popular.
Via AndroidPC.es and Android Headlines.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
HiSilicon shows some smart design choices in this chip. It is clearly designed to be relatively cheap to manufacture (relatively limited chip die area) while still providing good performance for low/mid-range devices. In the past, HiSilicon has been using CPU cores with a relatively large die area such Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A15, which do not result in a particularly cheap or power-efficient chip. However, the Cortex-A53 is direct successor to the very power efficient and extremely small Cortex-A7 core, which means even with eight cores the chip will still be relatively small. Other companies are at an advanced stage of introduction… Read more »