After Apple’s A12 Bionic and Huawei’s Kirin 980 have been launched, it is now time to look to Qualcomm to see if the latest chip (Snapdragon 8150) can deliver faster performance than these two and Samsung’s next-generation Exynos 9820 chipset.
Snapdragon 8150 is a big improvement over SP845 but is below the Bionic A12
It appears that the new chip is manufactured by TSMC using the 7nm FinFET process and could have a 5G modem that Qualcomm could also distribute separately to its partners. The first results have already appeared in Geekbench, but they are based on a reference device, not the recently announced FlexPai.
Apparently, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 chip would have a new architecture similar to the Kirin 980 Triple Cluster. These include 4 Kryo Silver cores for easy tasks, 2 Kryo Gold cores for continuous speeds and 2 Kryo Gold Plus cores for a faster speed back up. This is a leap from the 4+4 configuration, which means we can expect an increase in the performance of the real devices equipped with this SoC.
Results of the new chip from Qualcomm
Geekbench results show that Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 8150 chip appears to be a much-improved successor to the Snapdragon 845. The device reached a multi-core value of 10,084, which is lower than Apple’s A12 Bionic value. In the single-core test, the score is 3.181, which is lower than Apple’s A12 Bionic value.
The device reached a multi-core value of 10,084, which is slightly lower than Apple’s A12 Bionic value. In the single-core test, the score is 3.181, which is an interesting improvement over the SP845, however, it’s not comparable to the performance of a single core of the A12 Bionic.
These are just initial results and it’s not known if the processor has reached its full potential in testing or not. Also, one of Snapdragon’s best features is the Adreno GPU, but we can’t say anything until we see more evidence of its graphics performance.