New Honor 9 stuns on Geekbench
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The Honor 9 was only released yesterday but it has already made a trip to the benchmarks, and with spectacular results to boot.
Huawei's new entry was spotted on GeekBench earlier on, and the Kirin 960-powered device did nothing but impress, with it holding its own against juggernauts like the Xiaomi Mi6 and Samsung Galaxy S8, and even beating out Sony's new Xperia XZ Premium in both single and multi-core tests. Brilliant, considering the device costs just $400.
The Kirin 960 is an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 cores, Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, and dual-channel LPDDR4 memory. Benchmarks of previous devices carrying the Kirin 960 placed the SoC in the same performance ballpark as the Snapdragon 821 but the new Honor 9 exceeds those by a fair bit. Optimized software, probably.
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