A few days ago, a new Sony flagship believed to be the Xperia XZ4 appeared on AnTuTu with running points close to 400,000. This is about a 10% increase from the Snapdragon 845 average point and this suggests that the chip has to be the latest Snapdragon 855. Now, another suspected Snapdragon 855 smartphone has appeared on the GeekBench database. This device is designated “UNKNOWN UNKNOWN” and the processor model is codenamed “msmnile”. The “msm” probably stands for a Snapdragon processor while “nile” is perhaps development code of SD855.
The frequency detection is 1.78GHz, which also corresponds to 1.80GHz of the four energy-efficient small cores of the Snapdragon 855 (one super core at 2.84GHz and three performance cores at 2.42GHz). The results show a single core score of 3545 and a multi-core score of 11150. When compared to the best performance of the Snapdragon 845, this chip delivers a 35% performance increase. Qualcomm promised that the SD855 will be 45% better than its predecessor but with a 35% increase, this SoC is probably the SD855.
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However, compared with the first-generation Huawei Kirin 980, the advantage of the Snapdragon 855 is not too obvious. The single core score is only 5% ahead while the multi-core performance is about 10% better than the Kirin 980. Although the Snapdragon 855 CPU architecture is an independent Kryo 485, it is generally believed that it is based on the ARM A76 public version architecture.