Snapdragon 875 vs Kirin 9000 vs Exynos 2100 Comparison

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro & Mate 40 Pro+ launched with the flagship Kirin 9000 chipset from Huawei & this is the first chipset that is not only 5nm but also packs an integrated 5G Modem. Well, Qualcomm will unveil the Snapdragon 875 chipset next month at the Tech Summit & Samsung is also expected to announced the Exynos 2100 soon. All these three are the flagship chipsets that a lot of phones are gonna launch with next year, so in this article, we will compare these three chipsets based on the official information as well as the leaked specs.

At the time of publishing this article, the Kirin 9000 is already official, but the 875 & 2100 are yet to launch, so we are considering the early benchmark scores & the leaked specs.

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Let’s start with the specifications first and then move on to the benchmark scores.

Starting off with the Kirin 9000, it is a 5nm chip featuring the Mali-G78 GPU with 24 cores, an NPU with 2 + 1 configuration & an octa-core CPU with the following configuration –

  • 1x Cortex-A77 at 3.13GHz
  • 3x Cortex-A77 at 2.54GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 at 2.04GHz

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 is also a 5nm chipset & packs the Adreno 660 GPU. There is an octa-core CPU with the following configuration –

  • 1x Cortex-X1 at 2.84GHz
  • 3x Cortex-A78 at 2.42GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 at 1.80GHz

So the clock speeds are exactly the same as in case of Snapdragon 865 (not the 865+), but the major difference is in the cores. There is the extremely powerful Cortex-X1 main core that promises 23% better performance than the Cortex-A78. So you can imagine how much better it is in terms of the performance when compared to the Cortex-A77!

Finally, we have the Exynos 2100 from Samsung, which seems to be extremely promising flagship chipset from Samsung. Samsung is often criticized for its flagship Exynos chipsets that cannot compete with the flagships from Qualcomm. But this time, the story would be different. The Exynos 2100 is expected to be neck-to-neck with the Snapdragon 875 in terms of the performance. It is a 5nm chipset & as per leaks, here is the CPU configuration –

  • 1x Cortex-X1 clocked at 2.91GHz
  • 3x Cortex-A78 clocked at 2.81GHz
  • 4x Cortex-A55 clocked at 2.21GHz

So the configuration is similar to that of Snapdragon 875’s CPU, but due to the higher clock speeds, the Exynos 2100 seems to have a clear advantage over the 875. The Exynos 2100 is rumoured to have the Mali-G78 GPU, but there is still no information regarding the core count.


Alright then, enough of the specifications so now, let’s talk about the benchmark scores. On AnTuTu Benchmark, the Kirin 9000 chipset that powers the Mate 40 Pro & Mate 40 Pro+ scores almost 690,000. On Geekbench 5, the single-core score of the Kirin 9000 is 1,012 & the multi-core score is 3,630.

Snapdragon 875 Geekbench Score
Snapdragon 875 Geekbench Score
Snapdragon 875 AnTuTu Score
“Alleged” Snapdragon 875 AnTuTu Score

Recently, a mysterious Xiaomi flagship with the Snapdragon 875 chipset showed up on Geekbench. The single-core score of that phone is 1,105 & the multi-core score is 3,512. Now, keep in mind that these are the scores of a test version of the Xiaomi flagship so when the phone launches next year, we might see a significant improvement in the scores. The leaked AnTuTu score of the chip is 847,868 & we are not 100% sure whether this score is legit or not because it is way higher than what the Kirin 9000 scores on AnTuTu.

Exynos 2100 Geekbench Score
Exynos 2100 Geekbench Score

Finally, we have the Exynos 2100 by Samsung. A Geekbench listing reveals that the single-core score is around 1,040 & the multi-core score is 3,107. Now, this clearly shows that the phone that was benchmarked is the test version because based on the specs, it is clear that the Exynos 2100 should easily beat the Kirin 9000, which it doesn’t. As far as the AnTuTu score is concerned, we don’t have any AnTuTu benchmark score yet.

Well, we will keep updating this article as we get new details related to the Snapdragon 875 & the Exynos 2100. Stay Tuned!

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