Huawei to launch world’s first dedicated chipset for ‘wearables’ Kirin A1 in India next month
Huawei is set to launch world's first and only chipset for wearables in India early next month. The smartphone maker has remained silent over the last few months following the Google ban and now aims to make its presence felt in the wearables market.
Huawei is set to launch world's first and only chipset for wearables in India early next month. The smartphone maker has remained silent over the last few months following the Google ban and now aims to make its presence felt in the wearables market. Kirin A1 will support both BT 5.1 & BLE 5.1, the latter of which should support low power consumption. Kirin A1 comes with an advanced Bluetooth processing unit, a powerful audio processing unit, an ultra-low power application processor and an independent power management unit, all within a mere 4.3mm*4.4mm.
The company claims that this chip is designed to deliver a robust and unrivalled experience. It uses a Cortex-M7 processor that has achieved a maximum energy consumption rate of 10uA/MHz, far below the industry's 30uA/MHZ power consumption level.
The combination of the Cortex-M7’s powerful multi-sensors, as well as from the capacitive sensor, optical heart rate sensor, and additional sensors such as accelerometer sensor and six axis sensor, is crafted to deliver the most accurate body recognition and monitoring capabilities, thereby disrupting the status quo of the wearable devices industry.
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"As a consumer-centric brand, Huawei has always been at the forefront of technology innovation driven by deep-rooted consumer insights. The Kirin A1 is a very powerful chipset and is anticipated to bring in a paradigm shift in India’s wearable market. In line with our legacy of eliminating consumer pain points- Products powered by this chipset will provide unparalleled performance, power efficiency and connectivity," Tornado Pan, Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, Huawei India, said.
The Kirin A1 Cortex-M7 processor has a maximum frequency of 200MHz. It claims to give an accurate and real time reading of heart rate, delivering results similar to that of professional testing equipment. The chipset enables users to enjoy their exercise routines safely and better their performance, by leveraging enhanced data quality.