Is this soon-to-be-announced handset the fastest Android phone?

Is this soon-to-be-announced handset the fastest Android phone?
Benchmark tests are run on smartphones to assess the relative performance of a handset. Manufacturers use these tests to see how a new OS build or a different chipset affects the device in question. Smartphone fans like to run these tests to see which phone or chipset is considered to be the fastest. There are quite a few benchmark apps measuring different aspects of a phone from the chipset to the browser.

One of the most popular benchmark apps is Geekbench, which measures the performance of a phone's Central Processing Unit (CPU). The fastest phone based on Geekbench tests is currently the Apple iPhone XS Max, which tallied 11,416 for its multi-core score. That phone is powered by the A12 Bionic SoC, designed by Apple and manufactured by TSMC. Just yesterday, a device called the OnePlus GM1917 was tested. According to wccftech, that model is the OnePlus 7 Pro. And if you're still unsure, the device being tested carried 12GB of RAM, which dovetails with the handset's top configuration (12GB of memory with 256GB of storage).

Based on the results of the OnePlus 7 Pro's benchmark test, the phone could launch as one of the fastest, if not the fastest, Android handsets. The device scored 11,012 on Geekbench's multi-core test and is powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. That tops the scores received by both the Samsung Galaxy S10+ (using the same Snapdragon 855 chipset) and the Huawei P30 Pro (powered by Huawei's home grown Kirin 980 SoC), two phones that many would consider being at the top of the Android food chain right now. These two models had multi-core scores of 10,099 and 9,745 respectively.

OnePlus 7 Pro features a 16MP pop-up selfie snapper to keep the screen notchless


The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first OnePlus handset equipped with a 1440p QHD+ curved display. The actual resolution is 1440 x 3120, which results in a tall and thin screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. With a 90Hz refresh rate (60Hz is the rate on most phones), the OnePlus 7 Pro promises to provide users with a smoother viewing experience. The device will have a triple camera setup on the back featuring a 48MP sensor, an 8MP sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 16MP sensor with an ultra wide-angle lens. There is no Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, which is something that several high-end phones (possibly including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max) are equipped with these days. The ToF sensor times how long it takes for infrared light to bounce off a subject and return to the phone. This data is used for 3D mapping, more accurate depth measurements, and for AR applications.

The OnePlus 7 Pro just might be the fastest Android phone

The OnePlus 7 Pro just might be the fastest Android phone


A 16MP selfie snapper pops up from the top of the phone allowing the screen to be kept notch free. This also gives the unit a high screen-to-body-ratio. Keeping the lights on will be a 4000mAh battery that will fast charge at 30W. As seen on the Geekbench test results, the OnePlus 7 Pro has the Android 9 Pie based version of OxygenOS pre-installed. Consumers will be able to purchase the phone in Blue, Gray, and Brown.

The OnePlus 7 Pro will have consumers reaching a little deeper inside their wallets and purses than past OnePlus models did. The 4G version will reportedly start at $699 for a model equipped with 6GB of memory and 128GB of storage. A variant with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage could run you $749, and the top of the line unit that contains 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage will cost $819. A version of the OnePlus 7 Pro that supports 5G will be offered in various markets, but not in the U.S.

Both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will be unveiled on May 14th. The actual release date could be May 22nd.

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7 Pro
  • Display 6.7" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh(34h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 725; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Not only fattest which is not so important if losses few points it is by far smoothest Android phone currently available. 1+ did something Sony, LG and HTC failed to do. Mind boggling.

4. User123456789

Posts: 587; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Sorry to inform but XZ2 Premium and U12 are as fast as OP6T. Both do not need to make CPU work at 100% for many minutes any time benchmark is running. OP is one of the companies caught doing it.

5. Whitedot

Posts: 725; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

As fast is not enough . I was talking fluidity smooth. I had xz2 it is really fluid phone though.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6902; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Alan come on man stop showing your Apple love desperation. Plus Geekbench is crap, and far from real world testing. "There is no Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor, which is something that several high-end phones (possibly including the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max) are equipped with these days. The ToF sensor times how long it takes for infrared light to bounce off a subject and return to the phone. This data is used for 3D mapping, more accurate depth measurements, and for AR applications. " Really Alan? You mentioned a possible iPhone 11, yet there is already a number of new Android smartphones that are using Time of Flight cameras today. Like the LG G8, Huawei P30, and a number of others, plus the ones that will be released before the iPhone 11. Alan you are really a sad tech writer.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 849; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Why they always mentioned geekbench? Sd 855 is king of antutu for phones.

3. DFranch

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Probably because geekbench is the only leaked benchmark for the OP7 pro. I'm sure if somebody leaks antutu benchmarks, there will be another article.

6. rsiders

Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I believe the 8gb variant was rumored to come with 256gb previously. All in all the 7 Pro is looking better by the minute especially since we know they got the display correct and offer an added benefit that neither Apple, Samsung, or Huawei can lay claim to. Steps in the right direction.

7. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

But does it keep the headphone jack?

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