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Rumor | The upcoming Nubia Z40 Pro can keep up with Galaxy S22-series phones in terms of performance

Nubia confirms its next flagship's platform. (Source: Nubia via Weibo)
Nubia confirms its next flagship's platform. (Source: Nubia via Weibo)
The Galaxy S22 series is finally set for launch. However, it now seems that the ZTE Nubia Z40 Pro can hope to keep itself in mind for some tech fans even during this event, as the 2 types of flagship will run on the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC in some cases. It is said to have posted Geekbench results comparable with those of the upcoming Samsung phones.

Nubia has confirmed that it will soon contend for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 OEM crown soon with the Z40 Pro. It has hinted that it will do so by pairing this top-end SoC with a high-tech new cooling system. Now, a new leak may demonstrate how well this claim works out in testing.

It comes in the form of a new Geekbench listing for the "ZTE NX701J", characterized as the model number for Nubia's 8 Gen 1-based flagship in an earlier leak. It shows that the phone seems to have scored exactly 1200 in single-core scores, and nearly 3500 in multi-core terms.

These results, quite aside from being arguably impressive, hold up well to those recently associated with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series on the same silicon. Then again, their apparent Nubia equivalent seemed to have 16GB of RAM to work with, whereas that may only be an option for the top-end S22 Ultra.

Then again, the South Korean OEM is likely to beat Nubia to the launch of its 2022 flagships: it has a concrete date of February 9, 2022 (also known as tomorrow) for its Galaxy S22 Unpacked event, whereas the ZTE brand has yet to specify one for its upcoming Z40 Pro.

A "Nubia Z40 Pro" appears to rival 8 Gen 1-based S22s on the same benchmark. (Source: Geekbench)
A "Nubia Z40 Pro" appears to rival 8 Gen 1-based S22s on the same benchmark. (Source: Geekbench)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02- 8 (Update: 2022-02- 8)