The upcoming Huawei Kirin 970 would be the next flagship chip from the Chinese manufacturer. Which also comes with support for Category 18 for its download speeds. While for upload speeds the chip supports Category 13. In simple terms the upcoming Huawei Kirin 970 can reach blazing fast download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps. While the test was conducted by both Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz.
Huawei and Rohde & Schwarz was able to do this by utilizing the technological advancements that carriers offer in this day and age. Which includes 4×4 MIMO and 256QAM. So what is 4×4 MIMO? Well it helps create additional data paths between the smartphone its self and cell site, which leads to increased speeds. While 256QAM is responsible for increase the quantity of bits that are being sent over, which also results in higher data speeds.
Huawei also made a statement saying “We are pleased that Huawei has completed the test with R&S and witnessed together this performance breakthrough in the smartphone industry. The Kirin 970 has become the first SoC to support LTE Cat.18 DL and Cat.13 UL connectivity with a peak downlink speed at 1.2Gbps. A new milestone has been achieved to show that Huawei’s Kirin SoC is once again in a leading position in the LTE-A-pro wireless communication industry’’.
The Huawei Kirin 970 is shaping up to be a great performer. Though the only thing remains is to test it against other high end chips, mainly the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Which is currently present on all the flagship offerings that the market have to offer. That being said the Qualcomm Snapdragon does lag behind the Huawei Kirin 970 when it comes to download speeds. As with Category 16 support the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 can only hit 1Gbps. While Huawei’s upcoming Mate 10 will be the first smartphone to come equipped with the Kirin 970. Which is said to get announced on October 16th.