- Qualcomm used a Google Pixel 3 with the Snapdragon 845. And an Honor Magic 2 with Kirin 980 SoC for reference.
- The Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 855 are pretty close in terms of CPU performance.
At the Qualcomm Snapdragon summit in Hawaii held last December. Qualcomm was more than happy to unveil its Snapdragon 855 chipset. The next generation Qualcomm chipset is supposed to power the flagship smartphones from the biggies of the smartphone industry. With Samsung, OnePlus, Asus, Google and others being the prominent ones. The chipset is destined to make its debut in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 series at the MWC 2019. However, Qualcomm couldn’t wait to brag about the new chip’s performance figures and has officially come up with benchmark scores.
Prior to the CES 2019, Qualcomm made the Snapdragon 855 performance figures official. In order to do that, they had to put it in a phone for running the benchmarks. Qualcomm used their Snapdragon 855 Reference Phone to participate in the tests. The Reference Phone is essentially a basic smartphone that is powered by a Snapdragon 855 chip no preview of an upcoming flagship smartphone from the world of Android that millions are eagerly looking forward to.
Qualcomm put its Snapdragon 855 Reference Phone to test on four major benchmark platforms Geekbench, Antutu, GFXBench and Web benchmarks. Qualcomm has been saying that the Snapdragon 855 chip has a massive gain of 40 per cent in terms of CPU performance and as well as a marginal improvement in GPU performance. For comparison, the Qualcomm used a Google Pixel 3 with the Snapdragon 845 and an Honor Magic 2 with Kirin 980 SoC.