10 January 2019
Qualcomm has been pushing barriers and making remarkable progress in terms of chipset development. Not too long ago, a Snapdragon 8150 was spotted. However, it turned out that it was just an internal name for the Snapdragon 855 SoC which was made official on December 5th. AnTuTu has finally managed to sample the Snapdragon 855 chipset courtesy of a prototype Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone. As expected, the Snapdragon 855 SoC obliterates the competition but does it have what it takes to pull ahead over Apple’s A12 Bionic chip?
competition but does it have what it takes to pull ahead over Apple’s A12 Bionic chip?
The performance numbers speak for themselves. The Snapdragon 855 chipset manages to take the lead in almost all tested fields. Surprisingly, it even pulls ahead against the Exynos 9820 SoC in UX, CPU, GPU, and overall scores. The only area in which it fails to impress is in terms of memory performance. However, one must bear in mind that this benchmark test was conducted on a prototype version of the smartphone and not the retail unit itself. While the Snapdragon 855 SoC does manage to put on a tremendous show, it still lags behind the A12 Bionic chip.
The Snapdragon 855 SoC is a beast of a chipset, incorporating a triple-tier CPU design with multi-core Neural Processing Units, and Adreno 640 GPU. The chipset is rumoured to launch with the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the next OnePlus smartphone!