Last week, Huawei announced its own new chipset for mid-range devices namely the Kirin 620 SoC. Eventhough, not being the top of the line chipset the CPU offers a pretty good 64bit architecture with nearly eight cores clocked at 1.2GHz. This is a 28nm chip that is based on the Cortex A53 having an LPDDR3 RAM support. The chip offers a plenty of connectivity options like TD-SCDMA, GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE and even supports Cat 4 LTE for 150Mbps speeds range. The chip has a Mali 450 MP4 GPU and the camera support includes for a 13MP sensor with a facility of video encoding and decoding upto 1080p resolution at 30Hz.

Kirin 620 Kirin 920 GPU

The performance comparison for the chipset competes to that of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410. Both the chipsets have a 64-bit architecture with a clock at 1.2GHz, however Kirin 620 takes the edge over with its 8 core CPU. However, we think that there would not be a much noticeable difference between the two. The inclusion of the Mali 450 GPU in the long run can prove to be a drawback, but it seems that for the time being Huawei would not face much hurdles for this. We would be waiting to see a Huawei smartphone with the Kirin 620 chipset being released soon in the market.

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