Huawei Mate 40 Pro benchmarked with the 5nm Kirin 9000
The Mate 40 Pro, which apparently carries the model number NOH-NX9, has popped up on Geekbench. It achieved a single-core score of 1,021 and a multi-core score of 3,655. This puts it ahead of Snapdragon 865 Plus-powered Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, which is not surprising since Qualcomm's current flagship chip is based on the 7nm process. Huawei's forthcoming phone has also left behind the Apple iPhone 11 Pro in the multi-core test.
Kirin9000 (Mate40 Pro) Geekbench5— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 13, 2020
Improve A77 to above 3.1GHz, compared with Snapdragon 865, single-core is 9% stronger, and multi-core is 15% stronger pic.twitter.com/9k1yaLRvVf
The Mate 40 Pro has apparently been spotted on AnTuTu as well, and it achieved an overall score of 693,605. Unsurprisingly, the figure is significantly higher when compared to existing Android flagships. The score is comparable to Exynos1080, Samsung's new midrange 5nm chip.
Huawei's next flagship chip, Kirin9000, AnTutu also appeared. The overall score is the same as Exynos1080.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) October 13, 2020
L：Kirin9000 R：Exynos 1080 pic.twitter.com/4oo37rFCSN
If you break down the results, the Kirin 9000 seems to have an edge over the Exynos1080 in performance, but Samsung's chip has a higher graphics score.
Benchmark scores suggest Kirin 9000 is not as fast as the A14 Bionic, Snapdragon 875, and Exynos 2100
Kirin 9000's main rivals are Apple's newly announced A14 Bionic, and Qualcomm's and Samsung's upcoming flagship chips, and leaked benchmark scores suggest they will beat Huawei's chip with a clear margin.
The Snapdragon 875 and the Exynos 2100 will allegedly feature Arm's new Cortex-X1 and Cortex-A78 cores. The Kirin 9000, on the other hand, supposedly has the Cortex-A77 as its main core. The Snapdragon 865 Plus also features this CPU as the primary core and it runs at 3.09 GHz. Huawei has apparently increased the clock rate to 3.13 GHz.
At the end of the day, benchmark scores are not necessarily reflective of real-world performance and we will have to wait for the phone to come out to see how it stacks up against the competition.