Huawei’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Huawei P10 has made its grand entry into benchmarking website Geekbench’s database. This is perhaps one of the rituals that would precede the launch of the sleek smartphone with its dual Leica cameras and it is listed as Huawei VTR-L09 on GeekBench.
The Huawei P10 is already billed for launch this February at the Mobile World Congress 2017 taking place in Barcelona and ahead of that launch we have got the Geekbench score of the device. It must be stated that the P10 did not post an amazing test score especially on the multi core test and this may be attributed to the underclocked Kirin 960 chipset the device is listed with. The Geekbench listing gave the processor as a 1.84GHz octa-core chip which is the Kirin 960, no doubt. Curiously, the P10 is said to come with a Kirin 960 chip clocked at 2.3GHz.
As to the test scores, the Kirin P10 is listed as having pooled a single core test score of 1884 points and a multi core test score of 59964 points. We’ll draw comparison with the Kirin 955 chip onboard the Huawei P9 which recorded a multi-core test score of 6415 points on Geekbench. So, it is likely the frequency of the chip is to blame for the lower test score of an obviously more powerful SoC than the Kirin 955. As a reminder, the Huawei P10 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and have two memory variants of which the lower 4GB RAM version is listed on Geekbench. There is said to be a version of the P10 with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.