Huawei Kirin 950 SoC leaks in benchmarks, slays Exynos 7420


The Exynos 7420 is regarded among the most powerful mobile SoCs among Android phones. However, that might soon change later this month.

Huawei are in line to launch the upcoming Kirin 950 SoC, which just happened to leak in a benchmark listing via Geekbench. And guess what, the Kirin 950 beats the Exynos 7420 — at least as far as the Geekbench score is concerned.

Listed as the ‘NXT-AL10’, the Kirin 950 manages an impressive 1,710 points on Geekbench on the single-core test, while on the multi-core platform the SoC gathers 6.245 points, again fairly impressive.

kirin 950

The Exynos 7420, on the other hand, does 1,486 and 4.970 points on the single- and multi-core tests respectively. Apple’s A9 chip sits above the Exynos 7420 and the Kirin 950 (with single-core performance) with 2,487 and 4,330 points respectively.

The Kirin 950 is expected to feature on the upcoming Mate 8 phablet from Huawei, which like previous generation Mate-series phones has always been expected to be a powerhouse. The leaked benchmarks of the Kirin 950 only confirm the belief.

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8 Comments

  1. Radier
    November 4, 2015

    Sadly it won’t last too long on battery.

  2. yalok
    November 4, 2015

    Finally, after more than half a year.
    Yet, how good it is at throttling and power management remains to be seen.

  3. Alexis T
    November 4, 2015

    Nice perfs but who will buy a $600 chinese phone ?

    Even if Huawei is top grade… i think i’ll wait for a SD820 phone at $450 ^^

    • Lars
      November 4, 2015

      Plenty of people buying the Nexus 6P which is also made by Huawei and costs 650$ …

      • Alexis T
        November 4, 2015

        They’re not buying a chinese phone but a Google labelled phone, that’s quite different for the average consumer (even if it’s built by a chinese company). IMHO a lot of ppl buying a Nexus would buy a Nexus whoever the constructor is.

    • greg
      November 4, 2015

      Or maybe….. wait for a Helio X20 at $250

  4. realjjj
    November 4, 2015

    Reporting the total score is the wrong way to go. The score is actually rather weak for 2.2GHz and it’s mostly because of the memory score.
    vs the MT8173 with dual A72 at 2Ghz http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/compare/3943390?baseline=4061192

  5. Fox Hunter
    November 5, 2015

    They should use this for their upcoming laptop. Running Cyanogenmod or their own fork of Android.