Huawei Announced Kirin 810 based on 7nm Process, Comes with Dedicated NPU

Huawei just introduced new processor to its mid-range lineup and the successor of Kirin 710 at the Today’s event. The new Kirin 810 chipset will power the upper mid-range smartphone from Huawei and Honor. The newer chipset is made on the 7nm process, similar to the Huawei’s flagship SoC Kirin 980.


Kirin 980 SoC has two ARM Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.27Ghz and six ARM Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.88GHz. The Company is using ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU to gain significant GPU performance. The company claims to have 160% GPU performance gain compared to the previous generation. In Addition, It also supports Kirin Gaming+ Technology.

Huawei compared its latest Kirin 810 with Snapdragon 730 and Geekbench result shows,  Kirin 810 gets 11% better single-core scores and 13% better multi-core score compared to Snapdragon 730 SoC.

In terms of GPU, Mali-G52 MP6 offers 44% improved framerates in 1080P mode and 15% improved framerates in T-Rex Mode compared to Snapdragon 730’s Adreno 618 GPU.


Huawei’s Kirin 980 features dedicated NPU unit – HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture based on Rubik’s Cube Quantitative Stereo Arithmetic Unit. The new chipset scored 32,280 points in AI benchmark which is higher than Snapdragon 855 and MediaTek Helio P90 chipset.

It offers better gaming experience with level AI FM scheduling technology, GPU underlying driver upgrades, GPU load optimization, and HD game effects optimization. The new AI frequency modulation scheduling technology learns from the various inputs and performs accordingly which improves accuracy compared to the other methods.

The new Game+ Technology improves gaming performance by improving game quality, graphics, improving framerates. The company promises closer to real-world gaming experience.

Kirin 810 has flagship level ISP + IVP that helps to capture true to life photos with Noise reduction, enhanced white balance algorithm, and Improved Pixel processing unit. Huawei also compared it with the Snapdragon 730 in which Kirin 810 captures brighter and better images.

HiSilicon Kirin 810 will be featured in Huawei Nova 5 which is expected to launch today and also some other Huawei and Honor devices in the future.

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