Huawei is having a field day in Barcelona with announcements that are shocking the world. I’ll be the first to admit I was beyond impressed in Las Vegas last month at CES when they showed off the new Huawei Ascend P1 and P1 S. Both of those phones are fast, brilliant, sexy and have Ice Cream Sandwich on board.
Today in Barcelona they showed off quad-core phones, which we will have up momentarily. The even biggest story though, is that they are using their own silicon to do it.
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Huawei unveiled, not only some awesome hardware but an awesome new chip set as well. Huawei introduced their own K3V2 quad core processor. The processor, based on Cortex A9 architecture was designed and manufactured by Huawei. This is a cost cutting move for the Chinese manufacturer but also a move which insures the processor will do exactly what they want it to do.
The K3V2 features a 16 core GPU which tops the 12 core GPU found in the Nvidia Tegra 3 processors. Huawei also showed off how their new chip smokes the TI Omap processor found in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Tegra 3 found in the Asus Transformer Prime.
Huawei’s Chairman, Richard Yu said; “It’s more than 49% faster than the world’s fastest smartphone”
Huawei hasn’t ruled out getting silicon from other providers down the line, but now that they are in the processor business they can have total influence on the design and implementation of super fast Android phones.