Test Driving Huawei’s Mate 8 And The ARM Cortex A-72

Huawei may not be a household name here in the US, nor does the brand name roll off the tongue easily for many Americans, but you might be surprised to learn that the Chinese networking and telecommunications manufacturer is the 3rd largest smartphone supplier in the world, behind Apple and Samsung. Much of that global market share comes from China, but the company has been making significant inroads here in the US with devices like Google’s Nexus 6P, which is a Huawei private labeled device. Further, like Samsung and Apple, Huawei has access to significant manufacturing capabilities, including their own semiconductor design house called HiSilicon, which is a wholly owned subsidiary. In fact, what’s unique about the product we’ll be looking at today is that Huawei and HiSilicon are the first manufactures to build an SoC based on ARM Cortex-A72 technology, which is ARM’s highest performance 64-bit processor core. small_Huawei-Mate-8-Home-Screen Read more at http://hothardware.com/reviews/huawei-mate-8-review#P1om7Ktj4TLEglll.99