After Apple and Huawei launched 7nm processors for their devices, all eyes are on Qualcomm as the Snapdragon 845’s successor is expected to be announced before the end of 2018. It could be the Snapdragon 855, but there’s also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, a chipset that powers the recently announced Foldable phone, FlexPai. One of the highlights of this processor is the 7nm manufacturing process. This makes it a direct competitor to the Apple’s A12 Bionic and the Huawei’s Kirin 980. Today, the Snapdragon 8150 chipset showed up on Geekbench, revealing the single and multi-core scores.
According to the Geekbench listing, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 scores 3,181 on the single core and around 10084 on multi-core. Interestingly, the single core score of the chipset is lesser than the single-core score of the Exynos 9810 that powers the Note 9, but the multi-core score is higher than the Kirin 980 that powers the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Apple’s A12 Bionic scores around 11400 on multi-core, so the Snapdragon 8150 isn’t that behind regarding the scores. It looks like Qualcomm is finally coming close to Apple’s processors regarding the benchmark scores.
According to the rumours, Qualcomm is going to ditch the 4 + 4 arrangement for its Kryo cores and will go for a similar arrangement as the Kirin 980, i.e., two cores for high performance, four cores for medium tasks and 4 for lighter tasks like social media, browsing etc.