Earlier this week, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 870 mobile platform. It debuted as an updated version of the Snapdragon 865 SoC that fueled the Android flagship last year. The Motorola Edge S debuting on Jan. 26 in China will be the first smartphone to feature the SD870 chip. Today, Lenovo China’s General Manager for mobile phone division Chen Jin took to Weibo to reveal the AnTuTu benchmark scores of the Motorola Edge S.
As can be seen in the screengrab shared by Jin, the Edge S scored 189,694 in the CPU test of AnTuTu. It scored 290,268 in the display test, 103,322 in the memory test, and 96,576 in the UX test. Hence, it managed to salvage a score of 679,860 on AnTuTu benchmarks.
As it is known, the new SD870 chip offers clocking speeds of up to 3.2GHz, whereas the older SD865 clocks at up to 2.84GHz. Jin claimed that the company’s engineer said that the Motorola Edge S is capable of recording higher scores at AnTuTu.
Earlier this month, AnTuTu released the list of best performing flagship phones in December in China. The list was led by Snapdragon 888 powered Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphone. It recorded a score of 708,425. Recent reports have revealed that SD888 powered flagships like the iQOO 7 and the upcoming OPPO Find X3 Pro have scored higher scores like 752K+ and 771K+, respectively on the benchmarking platform. The Snapdragon 865 SoC powered phones such as Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, Redmi K30S Ultra, iQOO 5, iQOO 5 Pro, and Vivo X50 Pro+ were seen with 663K+ to 667K+ benchmark scores in AnTuTu’s December list.
It appears that the SD870 chip will not be able to offer better performance than the more powerful SD888 chip. However, it is certainly going to perform better than the Snapdragon 865 and its over-clocked version called the Snapdragon 865+.