Several smartphones have been benchmarked on AnTuTu and of late, we have had scores that could best be described as the highest so far in the smartphones circle and that should be the 172644 points polled by Apple’s A10 Fusion-powered iPhone 7. However, a new leak is suggesting that a record-breaking device with a total point score of 203737 points and scheduled for listing in the first quarter of 2017 has run through AnTuTu benchmark. The disclosure was made by a Twitter user @Ricciolo who tweeted that finally the 200k barrier has been broken. He left off without announcing the smartphone that achieved this incredible feat, leaving that to our imaginations.
— Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) October 5, 2016
This is coming in as a huge surprise because apart form the iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 which pulled 170124 points, other Snapdragon 821-powered smartphones like the Xioami Mi 5S Plus, LeEco Le Pro 3, ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe hovered around 160,000 points when they were tested on AnTuTu. If true, then this would be the first device to have hit the 200,000 points mark on AnTuTu benchmark.
As of this moment, the only device expected in Q1 2017 is likely the Samsung Galaxy S8 whose release date Samsung is rumored to have pushed closer in orderly to help overcome the woeful outing of the still flopping Galaxy Note 7. The Galaxy S8 is expected to come powered by a new Exynos 8895 chip said to have a clock speed of up to 3.0GHz and tagging along an equally new and powerful Mali-G71 GPU. The Mali-G71 GPU is is said to be twice as fast as the Mali-T880 GPU in the present Exynos 8890 chips.
In another light, it could be a device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 chip which is expected to be produced using the 10nm node process and to drop next year as well. Don’t forget Qualcomm and Samsung are rumored to have formed a partnership that would see Samsung manufacture the Snapdragon 830 SoC. These are all speculations though, the 200K mark may still be unattainable and the rumor could be false. So we’ll take it with a pinch of salt and wait to see how it plays out.