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Huawei Mate 40 Pro with 5nm Kirin 9000 SoC spoils the Snapdragon party to top AnTuTu's October flagship smartphone performance chart

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes in Mystic Silver, White, Black, Olive Green, and Sunflower Yellow. (Image source: Huawei)
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes in Mystic Silver, White, Black, Olive Green, and Sunflower Yellow. (Image source: Huawei)
AnTuTu’s Android flagship smartphone table for October has produced a surprising new leader with the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G breezing past the Snapdragon 865 competition and snatching the top spot away from the iQOO 5 Pro. The performance-oriented Mate 40 Pro with a Kirin 9000 SoC could manage an even higher average score in the future.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 dominance of AnTuTu’s flagship smartphone performance chart has finally ended thanks to the introduction of the Kirin 9000 chipset for the Huawei Mate 40 series. In this instance, it is the Pro model taking advantage of the new and efficient 5nm SoC by coming up with an average score (spread over at least 1,000 model tests) of 685,339 points.

While the impressive result puts the 8 GB + 256 GB Huawei Mate 40 Pro well ahead of the previous leader, the iQOO 5 Pro that is currently on 663,979 points, AnTuTu believes that the latest flagship device from Huawei could go even further, beyond 700,000 points and even possibly past 720,000 points. This is because the Mate 40 Pro has a special performance mode that will suck the battery dry if utilized but will also tear apart most benchmarks it is confronted with. As more users benchmark the Mate 40 Pro in performance mode the higher the average score should become.

The Kirin 9000 inside the Huawei Mate 40 Pro features an 8-core CPU part and a 24-core GPU part. The CPU component consists of 1x Cortex-A77 (3.13 GHz), 3x Cortex-A77 (2.54 GHz), and 4x Cortex-A55 (2.05 GHz) cores. Obviously 5G support is incorporated and the Kirin 9000 also comes with a capable NPU. The AnTuTu performance results clearly show that the new Huawei chip can outperform the Snapdragon 865, meaning the upcoming fierce contest with the Snapdragon 875 could be closer than some may have previously expected.

1st: Huawei Mate 40 Pro; 6th: Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra; 8th: Lenovo Legion Pro; 9th: Tencent Black Shark 3S. (Image source: AnTuTu)
1st: Huawei Mate 40 Pro; 6th: Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra; 8th: Lenovo Legion Pro; 9th: Tencent Black Shark 3S. (Image source: AnTuTu)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11- 3 (Update: 2020-11- 3)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing News Editor - 2194 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.