Huawei company's current top-end Smartphone Huawei Mate 8 is the use of Kirin 950. The chipset comes with support for LTE Cat.10 specification, and is a pretty decent performer, seeing as it scores over 79,000 points on AnTuTu. Now, however, there seems to be a newer version of the chipset that's being readied by Huawei, if a new listing on the Geekbench database is anything to go by.

Huawei Kirin 955

That's because the aforementioned listing seems to suggest that there's an 'unnamed Huawei device' in the works that is capable of scoring over 2,000 points (2,018, to be precise) in the single-core test and as much as 7,239 points in the multi-core test. Those figures will apparently put the upcoming chipset from Huawei above MediaTek's upcoming deca-core showstopper – the Helio x20 (MT6797) SoC. While not much more is known about Huawei's as-yet-unannounced SoC right now, the Geekbench listing does seem to reveal that the new chip comes with a 64-bit octa-core application processor. The Kirin 955, for reference, has four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz (in the Huawei Mate 9) and four Cortex A53 ones clocked at 1.8 GHz. The minimum clock speed, meanwhile, seems to be 1.8 GHz in the new chipset as well, but there's no obvious indication about how high the Cortex-A72 cores are clocked at.

While the 'unknown Huawei' device sporting the upcoming Kirin chip is listed to have 4 GB of RAM in it, not much else is known about it either, but hopefully we'll have more info regarding both the device as well as the chipset over the next few weeks. It remains to be seen what comes of this listing on the well-known benchmarking index, and if indeed, the upcoming chipset Kirin 955 come with the Huawei P9. Either way, we'll let you know more on this as we go along.