Qualcomm has run loads of Snapdragon 888 benchmarks; Check them out!14
Qualcomm's official Snapdragon 888 benchmark tests
Due to the ongoing pandemic, device reviewers were unable to have hands-on access to the new chipset when it was unveiled. So, to demonstrate its capabilities, Qualcomm has collated results across a series of benchmarks.
These test the CPU and GPU, as well AI use cases, and were performed three times using the default settings on a Snapdragon 888 reference design, which delivers the best balance between performance and power consumption.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 benchmark results can be seen in the image below. Do note that results can vary on future Snapdragon 888-powered devices due to different settings, storage components, display refresh rates, and more.
How does this compare to other chipsets?
In terms of how these numbers compare to rival high-end chips, the short answer is extremely well.
The Kirin 9000-powered Huawei Mate 40 Pro is the current record-holder for Android devices with 661,059 points. The Snapdragon 865-powered Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, on the other hand, sits in 5th place with a still-impressive 603,352.
On Geekbench 5, the Snapdragon 888 reference design registered an average of 1,135 on the single-core test and 3,794 on the multi-core test. These numbers are a little lower than the iPhone 12 Pro, which typically achieved around 1,500 and 3,900 points, respectively, but they’re still impressive.
If we compare them to Snapdragon 865 scores, the improvements Qualcomm has made this year are much clearer. The highest scores at the moment were achieved by the OnePlus 8 Pro and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, with the number falling between 3,000-3,200 on the multi-core benchmark.
On the single-core test, Android numbers usually come in at around 800 points with Geekbench 5.
What happens now?
Rumor has it that Samsung’s next flagships will be unveiled to the public on January 14th and released on January 29th. If true, that means the first Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone is just over a month away.