Huawei Nexus smartphone and Kirin OS details leaked

Chinese-speaking MyDrivers reports that Huawei could be developing its own Kirin OS. The report also has a few more details to share about the next Nexus smartphone made by Huawei.


According to the report, Huawei could be developing its own Kirin OS, allowing the Chinese company to lessen dependence on Google’s Android. Huawei has allegedly been working on the operating system for three years now. Kirin is also the brand of Huawei’s processors.

Moving on the the rumoured Huawei-made Nexus device, the report says that Huawei’s Nexus smartphone will be one of two Nexus smartphones to be unveiled this year. The other is said to be a refresh of the Nexus 5, which will be made by LG.

Huawei’s Nexus smartphone is said to be based on the Huawei Mate 8 smartphone. The report says that it will make its debut in the fall. It is said to be clad in metal and glass and sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). As for the device’s processor, reports initially claimed that the device would sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core CPU under the hood. However, since overheating issues are said to plague the 810, Huawei could choose from other Qualcomm-made processors available by then, or it could use its own Kirin processors.

So which Kirin processor will Huawei use on the rumoured Nexus smartphone? Will it be the 64-bit Kirin 930 octa-core processor?Huawei is said to be getting ready to launch the Kirin 940 and Kirin 950 in Q3 and Q4 2015. Unlike the 930, the two new CPUs support LPDDR4 RAM and use four Cortex-A72 cores for the more heavy tasks. As for the GPU’s, the 940 comes with a Mali T-860 GPU, while the 950 comes with a Mali T-880 GPU.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.

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