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First Huawei Mate 30 Pro AnTuTu benchmarks are here

AnTuTu notes the tested model features the non-5G Kirin 990 SoC that is slightly slower than the 5G variant.  (Source: Huawei)
AnTuTu notes the tested model features the non-5G Kirin 990 SoC that is slightly slower than the 5G variant. (Source: Huawei)
The non-5G Kirin 990 SoC powering the Mate 30 Pro holds its own against all Snapdragon-855-powered handhelds and is almost on par with Apple's iPhone 11 models, but it is slightly slower than the Snapdragon 855+ flagships. With higher clocks and a more powerful NPU, the 5G variant of the Kirin 990 is expected to match the Snapdragon 855+ SoC.

Huawei finally unveiled the Mate 30 Pro handleds yesterday and benchmark results for the Chinese flagships are already available on AnTuTu. GSMArena notes that the benchmarked model is the 4G version, which features a slightly slower 7 nm Kirin 990 SoC. On the other hand, the 5G variant will be powered by a 7 nm EUV SoC that has slightly higher CPU clocks and an additional NPU core, so there should definitely be some performance gains over the 4G-only version.

Nevertheless, the AnTuTu results prove that the 4G version is quite the powerhouse and its performance is comparable to the Snapdragon 855 SoCs. It is not as fast as the Snapdragon 855+ handhelds like the new Black Shark 2 Pro and Asus ROG Phone II that are showing a 12,000 point lead, but it does manage to outperform all other Snapdragon 855 models with a lead of at least 10,000 points. AnTuTu notes that the tested Huawei Mate 30 Pro model includes UFS 3.0 storage and the OS was trying to enforce a power-saving mode that may have caused inaccurate results.

For those of you who think the Geekbench results are rigged to boost the iPhone test results, the new iPhone 11 models were also tested on AnTuTu and it looks like the A13 Bionic SoC is not really king anymore. The regular and Pro versions got almost identical scores very slightly lower than the Mate 30 Pro ones, while the Pro Max managed to get a 5,000-point lead, but it could not beat the Snapdragon 855+ models.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Source: AnTuTu)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 Pro (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 Pro (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (Source: AnTuTu)
iPhone 11 Pro Max (Source: AnTuTu)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09-20 (Update: 2019-09-20)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.