I want to know if Hisilcon Kirin 650 is a heterogenous or a homogenous processor!! (working all 8 cores or 4 by 4, not in the same time ) Please answer to my question !!
This is a Chinese review of Huawei G9 Lite, which has K650 built-in. As can be seen from the AIDA64 screenshot below, all cores are of the same arch, and are online at the same time, albeit at different freqs.
The Huawei Kirin 650 is built on the 16nm FinFET plus process from TSMC, which is much better than the 28nm process used by rivals such as Helio X10 and even Snapdragon 616.
As for the specs of the chip, it comes with ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with 4 x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.0GHz and 4 x Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz.
Homogeneous multi-core systems include only identical cores; heterogeneous multi-core systems have cores that are not identical (e.g. big.LITTLE have heterogeneous cores that shares the same instruction set)
Therefore the answer is the Kirin 650 processor has heterogeneous cores, and would be considered a heterogeneous processor.