We are all awaiting the full implementation of the recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which is believed to be a 5G chip but we must understand that not all SD855 phones will be 5G enabled. Some days ago, the Sony Xperia XZ4 appeared on AnTuTu with running points close to 400,000. Comparing this score with the Snapdragon 845, there is at least a 10% increase and netizens believes that this phone should use the SD855 even though Qualcomm said that the SD855 will be 45% better than the SD845 in terms of performance.
Today, a new smartphone appeared on Geekbench and the details of this device are not clear yet. For starters, it comes with the designation “UNKNOWN UNKNOWN” and the processor model is codenamed “msmnile”. The “msm” probably stands for a Snapdragon processor while “nile” is perhaps development code of SD855. Looking at the frequency of the phone, it comes with 1.78GHz, which is similar to 1.80GHz of the four energy-efficient small cores of the Snapdragon 855 (one super core at 2.84GHz and three performance cores at 2.42GHz). The results show a single core score of 3545 and a multi-core score of 11150. When compared to the best performance of the Snapdragon 845, this chip delivers a 35% performance increase. Qualcomm promised that the SD855 will be 45% better than its predecessor but with a 35% increase, this SoC is probably the SD855. However, compared with the first-generation Huawei Kirin 980, the advantage of the Snapdragon 855 is not too obvious. The single core score is only 5% ahead while the multi-core performance is about 10% better than the Kirin 980. Although the Snapdragon 855 CPU architecture is an independent Kryo 485, it is generally believed that it is based on the ARM A76 public version architecture.