Huawei Mate 40 Pro benchmarked with the 5nm Kirin 9000

Huawei Mate 40 Pro benchmarked with the 5nm Kirin 9000
Huawei is going to announce the Mate 40 series on October 22. The new phones will allegedly be powered by the Kirin 9000, Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon's first 5nm chip. The SoC has shown up on two benchmarking websites.

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.

The listing also suggests that the phone will run Android 10 and it will have 8GB of RAM.

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.

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.

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