Huawei's new high performance Diamond series phone uses the new HiSilicon K3V2 Quad-core 40nm ARM Cortex-A9, with 64bit latest/fastest DDR2-for-smartphone memory bandwidth, they claim it has the worlds fastest ARM performance. Here's an interview with the chief architect on the processor. I try to ask him about the performance, memory bandwidth, GPU, processor design. The K3V2 is made at the TSMC foundry. He has a team of about 500 processor engineers working for him in Shanghai to design this processor. He claims HiSilicon's cache coherent interconnect design makes it superior to designs such as Tegra3, HiSilicon does not need that "companion core" as they claim to have designed the Quad-core in "the correct way". HiSilicon has a GPU design partner which I have not heard them mention who it might be. In 6-12 months, HiSilicon is likely to release an ARM Cortex-A15 design on 28nm and also to upgrade their ARM Cortex-A9 designs to 28nm "when 28nm is ready", for now, he says that the 28nm process manufacturing has too much leakage.
Huawei presented their latest most powerful processor and smartphone at their press conference event in Barcelona. Here's a 31-minute look into that press conference, featuring all of the highlights of it here on HD quality video!
This is the new Huawei D Quad using the HiSilicon K3V2 Quad-core 40nm ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
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Huawei K3V2 Quad-core 40nm ARM Cortex-A9, with 64bit memory bandwidth. they claim it has the worlds fastest ARM performance.
This one uses the new Huawei HiSilicon 1.5Ghz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 and is also of only 6.68mm of thickness! Huawei seems to claim that their 1.5Ghz Quad-core processor is 2x faster than a Tegra3! Huawei has been manufacturing ARM Processors for a while, but I had only seen some slower Single-core HiSilicon 3716 ARM Cortex-A9 versions used for Set-top-boxes (such as in the Coupoint at $65 and Blue Times at $50), this is the first Huawei HiSilicon processor for Android Smartphones as far as I know! The Tegra3 runs at 1.3Ghz so if this one really runs at 1.5Ghz in Quad-core mode, it really might be the fastest processor yet! The question is how soon Huawei is going to be ready to release this one. It's really awesome to see Huawei be so aggressive and innovative with their designs, it's going to be very interesting to follow what types of price segments Huawei plans to aim this device at.
Check back for much more on this High-end Quad-core Huawei phone and on plenty moire Huawei Android devices to be shown at Mobile World Congress next week!
Blue Times uses the Huawei HiSilicon single-core 1Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 as well as the single-core AmLogic ARM Corte-A9 for their Android Set-top-box.
Here's the first time that I see an Android set-top-box with the new HiSilicon ARM Cortex-A9 Single-core processor made by Huawei. This seems to be a pretty smooth Android set-top-box implementation for the price, though obviously, just as for all other Android set-top-boxes, this will only really be useful once the Google TV software is finally open sourced for ARM Powered devices, which is expected to happen next month when Ice Cream Sandwich is released and open sourced. It's very interesting to see this new HiSilicon ARM Cortex-A9 processor from Huawei.