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Antutu tweets its own official Snapdragon 855 benchmarks

Antutu has examined the Snapdragon 855 for itself. (Source: Twitter)
Antutu has examined the Snapdragon 855 for itself. (Source: Twitter)
It's the season of new Qualcomm flagship benchmarks, ahead of the processor's official release in the form of 2019 premium mobile devices. Some of them have claimed that it does better than the A12 Bionic found in the most recent iPhones. However, Antutu has released what may be the definitive benchmark for the new chipset.

Some reviewers and correspondents have completed their assessments of the new Snapdragon 855 (SD 855) processor. At least one tech outlet has reported that it is more or less comparable to Apple's A12 Bionic chipset, which is found in the company's 2018 flagships. This conclusion can be reached as a result of comparing the Antutu Benchmark results for one of these iPhones and those of a reference device powered by the SD 855. However, Antutu itself has now released its own results derived from such a phone.

The software lab has tweeted these figures, presenting them in comparison with the Huawei Mate 20, running this company's own most up-to-date Kirin 980 silicon, as well as a reference device containing the SD 855's predecessor, the 845. The OnePlus 6T was also tested, possibly for a commercial option for the SD 845. Antutu reported that the SD 855 scored a total of 362110, beating its competitors by a large margin (at 309130, the Mate 20 was second-best here).

This preliminary official score also bests the total of 359346 associated with an SD 855 reference device by Android Central and an average score of 352407 reported for the same by XDA. Furthermore, Antutu's result also beats that of the highest-scoring iPhone (the XS) in its site's latest iOS rankings. It scored 355856, with a 3D score of 148136. Therefore, the new Adreno 640 GPU bundled with the SD 855, which scored 155578 in its Antutu component, may have beaten the A12 in this respect too. Then again, the XS came out on top in terms of CPU scores (132261 to the SD 855's 121795).

It should be noted that the first ever benchmarks taken from Antutu for the A12 Bionic do in fact beat those of the SD 855 in nearly all respects, save UX and GPU scores. However, it does appear that this Apple chipset may have a harder time coping with an upcoming Snapdragon flagship than normal. On the other hand, history tells us that its successor is more likely to come out on top when it is released later this year.

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Antutu's own scores for the SD 855, compared to various 2018 Android flagships (top) and the A12's initial benchmarks (bottom). Source: Twitter, WCCFTech)
Antutu's own scores for the SD 855, compared to various 2018 Android flagships (top) and the A12's initial benchmarks (bottom). Source: Twitter, WCCFTech)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-19 (Update: 2019-01-19)