Kirin 980-powered Huawei Mate 20 makes shock AnTuTu appearance, outperforms the Snapdragon 845
The Huawei Mate 10 devices were launched just five months ago in November. The company has released the Honor View 10, P20 devices, and with the unveiling of the Honor 10 set for a few weeks, it would seem that we've come full circle back to the Mate devices. A device that appears to be the Mate 10's successor has surfaced on AnTuTu, and it posts some pretty impressive numbers.
The device is labeled "Mate 20", which makes sense considering the jump from 10 to 20 on the P-series devices. The benchmark scores themselves are nothing short of incredible. The supposed Mate 20 does well over 350,000, about a 60% jump from the Kirin 970-powered Mate 10 Pro. The Snapdragon 845 doesn't hold its own either, as it suffers a heavy 30% disadvantage when pitted against the Kirin 980 on the purported Mate 20. Of course, AnTuTu doesn't consider CPU performance alone, so this doesn't count for much at the end of the day.
The Kirin 980 will succeed the Kirin 970 and will bring a number of improvements to the table. For one, it is said to feature Cortex A75 cores instead of the A73 and A53 combination seen on the Kirin 970. It will also be more efficient than its predecessor, apparently going from a 10nm process to a 7nm one.
Of course, we're leery of the entire thing. Benchmark listings are notoriously easy to game, and this may very well be no different from the plethora of fake benchmark sightings we've had in the past.