Huawei’s HiSilicon processor department was just lacking some 64-bit goodness on its line up until now. To fill that gap just a few days ago Huawei has teased us saying a new Octa-core processor is coming as we reported right here – http://huaweinews.com/2014/12/64bit-processors/. Now the day has come and Huawei finally unveiled their very first 64-bit processor named as HiSilicon Kirin 620.
As the name suggests Kirin 620 isn’t faster than the Kirin 920 and other high end processors but its designed to compete in the mid range market where Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 610 and MediaTek’s 64-bit processors competes.
Kirin 620 is a octa-core 64bit processor built on 28nm manufacturing process which is little bit dated as of right now. But as this is a mid range processor, there is no reason to be on the bleeding edge which is 20nm and lower. Kirin 620 has 8 similar 1.2Ghz ARM Coretex-A53 cores unlike having ARM Big.LITTLE cores. GPU will be a let down for the most because Kirin 620 is using little bit old Mali-450MP4. Kirin 620 also supports LPDDR3 RAM modules and there is a built in Cat 4 150M down/50M LTE with 42M down HSPA+ supporting modem.
Huawei’s plans of putting this new processor on upcoming smartphones are unclear at the moment but we won’t be surprised if Huawei unveils a mid range smartphone using Kirin 620 anytime soon.