Huawei has been teasing a new mid-range chipset that will bring 5G connectivity to more affordable smartphones. As we get closer to the launch date of Honor 30s, which is the first device to sport the said chipset, a Geekbench reveals how powerful the CPU is. And for an SoC being made for mid-range, the graph shows nothing mid-range about it.
As usual, the upcoming Huawei SoC shows the single- and multi-core performance results of Kirin 820. Dubbed as Kirin 820 5G, the mid-range chipset scored 3490 and 11200, respectively. Interestingly, those numbers were enough to beat Kirin 980 (3360 and 10200) and Snapdragon 855 (3450 and 11200). Kirin 980 is found in Huawei P30 and Mate 20 devices, while SD 855 can be seen in the Galaxy S10 series, OnePlus 7T & 7T Pro, as well as ASUS ROG Phone 2.
Spec-wise, Kirin 820 5G is based on a 7nm node with Cortex-A76 cores and a Mali-G77 GPU. We’re not sure whether the A76 cores are in 4+4 or 2+6 clusters. Regardless, it’s one heck of a powerful chipset.