While Apple was still due to launch the iPhone X yesterday, the smartphone had already made an appearance on benchmarking websites. The leak revealed some astounding numbers and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or other rival flagship smartphones launched this year might be on the receiving end of it. The benchmark apparently tipped the presence of A11 chipset on the smartphone, later confirmed at the event by Apple itself.
Now before we delve deep into statistics of the benchmark results spotted on GeekBench website, let’s brush up a little about the Apple’s new flagship chipset that power the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. As per Apple, the A11 SoC has six-core based processing and it also features the company’s first in-house developed GPU. The new chipset is further claimed by Apple to push possibilities for the AR experience, make Siri smarter and offer more intuitive experience. Now, let’s look at the numbers and try and understand why they are expected to cause some serious waves in a market dominated by Android smartphones.
As per the GeekBench results, the smartphone labeled as iPhone 10,5 clocked a score of 4,061 in single-core test, and a score of 9,959 in multi-core test. To put this perspective, Apple iPhone 7 Plus with A10 Fusion chipset scored 3,500 and 6,000 in single-core and multicore test, respectively. It has been seen that most the of present high-end Android smartphones powered by the top-of-the-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC has not been able to out do Apple iPhone 7 Plus in terms of overall performance. Taking that into consideration, the game has certainly been taken a level up with new iPhones powered by the A11 Bionic chipset. ALSO READ: How iPhone 8, iPhone X will impact the premium end of India’s smartphone market
Also to compare we ran the same benchmark on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and OnePlus 5 in house. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched in India yesterday with 10nm Exynos 8895 chip logged a score of 2,005 in single core test, and 6,709 in multi-core test, whereas the OnePlus 5, which is touted as the flagship killer with 8GB RAM and Snapdragon 835 SoC, logged a score 1,947 in single-core test and a 6,688 score in multi-core test. It is worth mentioning that, A11 Bionic is a six-core based chipset while the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 have eight-cores. Still, numbers for iPhone X are notably higher and it appears difficult for even a premium Android smartphone to be on par with it, out of the existing lot.