Monday, May 27, 2024

Huawei Pura 70 Series Unveiled with New Kirin 9010 Chip

Huawei Kirin 9010

Huawei launched the Kirin 9010 top smartphone processor in April 2024. The freshly introduced Huawei Pura 70 Pro+ and Ultra use it. The superior performance of the Huawei Pura 70 Series, boasting the cutting-edge Kirin 9010 Chip.

Benchmarks and leaks have exposed certain Kirin 9010 specs. Huawei has not. We know this much:

  • CPU: The Kirin 9010 has a 4+6+2 12-core CPU. This has four 1.55 GHz efficiency cores, six 2.18 GHz performance cores, and two 2.30 GHz high-performance cores. This arrangement is like the Kirin 9000 series but faster.
  • GPU: Kirin 9000 series Mali-G78 GPU may be enhanced.

Kirin 9010 outperforms 9000S in benchmarks. Some of its performance rivals Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

The Kirin 9010 seems like a strong flagship CPU. Due to Huawei manufacturing limits, it’s only available in the Pura 70 series.

The Kirin 9010 (H/T @faridofanani96 on X), Huawei’s newest mobile SoC, was announced today together with the company’s flagship Pura 70 (formerly known as P70) smartphones. The Pura 70 Pro, Pura 70 Pro+, and Pura 70 Ultra are all powered by it. The Kirin 9000S1, a progressively improved variant of the Kirin 9000s from the previous generation, must be used in the interim by the vanilla Pura 70. However, as the Kirin 9010 and its predecessor can hardly be distinguished from one another, it is not much better.

The Kirin 9010‘s main core runs at 2.30 GHz, which is slower than the 2.26 GHz Kirin 9000s featured on the P60 series. The next group of three CPU cores, however, sees a little frequency increase to 2.18 GHz (from 2.15 GHz). Finally, the Kirin 9010‘s four efficiency cores which operate at 1.55 GHz as opposed to 1.54 GHz on the Kirin 9000s also undergo the same treatment. Because they may enable hyper threading, the prime and middle cores appear as a 12-core portion in some applications.

As of right present, the CPU core architecture of the Kirin 9010 is unclear. The prime and middle cores are next-generation equivalents of the Taishan V120 cores found in the Kirin 9000s, based on the rest of the configuration. Nonetheless, Huawei’s proprietary Maleoon 910 GPU is used by both SoCs, but the more recent model seems to be somewhat underclocked. Additional details on the chip are unlikely to emerge anytime soon (or formally), given that the Kirin 9000s created quite a stir with their actions to evade sanctions.

In Geekbench, the Kirin 9010 beats the Kirin 9000s, despite having its clocks nerfed. In the single and multi-core Geekbench 6.2 tests, it receives 1,442 and 4,471 points, respectively. It’s remarkable that the single-core performance is comparable to that of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, since Huawei lacks access to TSMC’s state-of-the-art nodes. Unfortunately, for a CPU that supports hyper threading, its multi-core performance is not very great.

Although the Kirin 9010s is not expected to set any benchmarks, it should have the power to manage a feature-rich phone like as the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra. Huawei recently revealed the HiSilicon Kirin 9010, their top smartphone CPU, in 2*024 with the Pura 70 series (formerly known as the P70 series). A brief summary of the Kirin 9010 is as follows:

Performance-wise, it is said to perform similarly to the rival high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

  • Reduced clock speeds: It’s interesting to note that it does this despite using a slower clock than the Kirin 9000s, its predecessor.
  • Potential rebranding: According to some reports, it could just be a slightly modified, underclocked Kirin 9000s.
  • Huawei Pura 70 series: The Kirin 9000S1 powers the base Pura 70, but the higher-end Pro, Pro+, and Ultra variants are powered by it.

All things considered, the Kirin 9010 is an intriguing example of a CPU managing to provide strong performance even at lower clock rates. Nonetheless, some conjectures suggest that it is a little altered variant of the preceding generation chip.

Modern with a maximum transistor count of 15.3 billion and 5 nm fabrication, this 5G SA solution may be accessed in the lowest feasible package. The revolutionary 24-core Mali-G78 GPU allows for continuous gaming, while the all-new Arm Cortex-A77 CPU guarantees exceptional performance. AI video applications are supported with improved energy efficiency by two large and one mini core. For camera tasks, such as HDR video synthesis with real-time exposure to perform well in dimly lit and backlit environments, the NPU is combined with an internal Kirin ISP 6.0.

The 24-core Mali-G78 is the first 5 nm Soc 1+3+4 robust and energy-efficient CPU design.
Huawei da Vinci Architecture 2.0

Key Features


• 5 nm


• 1x [email protected] GHz

• 3x [email protected] GHz

• 4x [email protected] GHz


• 24-core Mali-G78, Kirin Gaming+ 3.0


• HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture 2.0

• 2x Ascend Lite + 1x Ascend Tiny


• SA&NSA, Sub-6G&mmWave


• Kirin ISP 6.0, quad-pipeline

System Cache

• 8 MB



Agarapu Ramesh was founder of the Govindhtech and Computer Hardware enthusiast. He interested in writing Technews articles. Working as an Editor of Govindhtech for one Year and previously working as a Computer Assembling Technician in G Traders from 2018 in India. His Education Qualification MSc.


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