HiSilicon Kirin 659

HiSilicon Kirin 659

HiSilicon Kirin 659 – an 8-core chipset that was announced on January 1, 2017, and is manufactured using a 16-nanometer process technology. It has 4 cores Cortex-A53 at 2360 MHz and 4 cores Cortex-A53 at 1700 MHz.

CPU Performance
Gaming Performance
Battery life
NanoReview Score


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU 42484
GPU 11905
Memory 24599
UX 40036
Total score 119465

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 69.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.19 images/s
Speech recognition 14.4 words/s
Machine learning 10 images/s
Camera shooting 4.62 images/s
HTML 5 1.35 Mnodes/s
SQLite 335.3 Krows/s


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Phones with Kirin 659AnTuTu v9
1. Huawei P20 Lite-
2. Huawei Honor 9 Lite-


Detailed specifications of the Kirin 659 SoC with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics


Architecture 4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8
Frequency 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A
Process 16 nanometers
Transistor count 4 billion


GPU name Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Midgard
GPU frequency 900 MHz
Execution units 2
Shading units 32
FLOPS 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2
DirectX version 11


Memory type LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit
Max size 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No
Storage type eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G support LTE Cat. 7
5G support No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 4
Bluetooth 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou


Announced January 2017
Class Mid range
Model number Hi6250