Yesterday, Huawei held a press conference in Shanghai, China, to announce their latest flagship, the Huawei Mate 8 which features the company’s latest processor the Kirin 950. And today benchmark scores of the new device have been released online.
According to the released benchmark scores, the Huawei Mate 8 with its Kirin 950 processor was able to score 92354 points which is higher than both the Exynos 7420 from Samsung and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 although the difference between the processors isn’t that high. The score puts it above the Meizu Pro 5, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, among others.
As for its graphics performance, the Mali T880 MP4 GPU in the Mate 8 was able to get a GFXBench 4.0 score of 17FPS for the Manhattan 8 offscreen test and 38FPS for the Tyrannosaurus offscreen test both of which are actually lower than the Apple A9, Samsung Exynos 7420, and the Snapdragon 810. But in 3DMark, the Mate 8 was able to score 18,051 in the Ice Storm Unlimited test besting the iPhone 6 and almost matching the iPhone 6S.
Aside from the Mali T880 MP4 graphics chip, the new Kirin 950 processor features TSMC’s 16nm process for its four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. As for the rest of the Mate 8’s specifications, they include a 6-inch full HD 1080p display, either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, either 32 or 64GB of internal storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a 4000mAh battery, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 on top.