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Huawei unveils K3 quad-core processor

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Along with its new phone, the Ascend D quad, Huawei also announced a new quad-core processor today at MWC.

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At Huawei's MWC press conference today in Barcelona, the company has just unveiled a new Huawei-made processor, the K3. We'd heard rumblings that Huawei was considering the move, and it's a big one for the company to be sure. It's a quad-core A9 CPU, with 16 GPUs inside as well. Huawei claims it has the lowest chip temperature on the market, and the smallest footprint. Huawei compared the new processor to the chips inside the Eee Pad Transformer and the Galaxy Nexus, with the K3 coming out on top in each benchmark test. It's also remarkably power efficient, with up to 50 percent AP power saving — even at very high or very low temperatures.

The K3 is inside the new Ascend D quad smartphone, and given how much Huawei is selling the virtues of the chip, it's likely to make its way across the company's product line quickly.