Most of the Android flagship phones that have released so far in this year feature the Snapdragon 845. Qualcomm is now prepping up the Snapdragon 855 as its successor. It is expected to get official by the end of this year. A new Snapdragon SoC with its codename “msmnile” has appeared on Geekbench. Its benchmarking scores are very impressive which suggests its none of Snapdragon SoCs that have launched in the past. Hence, it could be the upcoming Snapdragon 855.
As it can be seen below, the msmnile has scored 3697 in single-core test and 10,469 in multi-core test. The test device on which the msmnile chipset is placed features 6 GB of RAM and it is running on Android 9 Pie OS.
The benchmarking scores achieved by the alleged Snapdragon 855 is quite similar to what iPhone X’s Apple A11 Bionic SoC have managed to achieve on Geekbench. The multi-core scores of the SD855 is on par with Apple A11. However, its single-core is still lower than 4,300 score of A11.
The Cupertino company will be launching its new iPhones on Sept. 12. The upcoming iPhones will be powered by Apple 12 SoC which is expected to deliver even better performance than the A12. The benchmarking scores of msmnile are impressive but may not be comparable to the new 7nm A12 SoC. The msmnile chip has also surfaced at HTML5test in which it has scored 510 out of 555 points.
It is yet to be ascertained whether the msmnile is a chip designed for powering smartphones or something that has intended for Windows devices. Rumors have it that the Snapdragon 855 will be unveiled in December this year and it is likely to be introduced with a new naming scheme. A recent report has claimed that Qualcomm will begin its mass production by the last quarter of this year. The Snapdragon 855 will be the first 7nmm chipset from Qualcomm that will be arriving to take on Kirin 980 which was recently introduced as the world’s first 7nm chipset at IFA 2018. It is speculated that like the Kirin 980, the U.S.-based chip maker will also include a dedicated NPU inside the Snapdragon 855.
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