Huawei's upcoming Kirin SoC has been in the pipeline for quite some time. However it seems that the Chinese OEM is planning to unveil the next generation Kirin SoC at their upcoming media event.
Apparently the company has sent out invites for a media event on the 5th of November. The media invite despite now revealing any info regarding the chip, clearly depicts what exactly the media event is about - Kirin SoC can be seen in the background.
Going by previous rumours it seems that Huawei will be calling their next gen SoC as Kirin 950. The SoC was in fact first spotted in a Benchmark in August with eight cores clocked at 2.4GHz each and Mali-T880 GPU. Precisely the Kirin 950 SoC is reported to utilize 4 Cortex A72 cores (ARM's newest high-performance design) along with 4 other Cortex A57 cores.
Further it is reported that the Kirin 950 SoC are made by TMSC using their 16nm FinFET nodes and supports CAT.10 LTE connectivity. The in-house SoC of Huawei will also come with support for LPDDR4 RAM.
With such high performance cores on the inside it was no surprise to see the Kirin 950 SoC outscore the Exynos 7420 in the GeekBench result leaked in August. In fact the Exynos 7420 SoC is the most powerful SoC around, but with the launch scheduled in a week it seem that it will soon lose it Numero Uno spot!