Qualcomm introduced the Snapdragon 850 SoC at Computex 2018 in Taipei this year. The new chipset is designed specifically for Windows 10 devices that fall under the same category as the Always-Connected PCs. With the new chipset, Qualcomm is promising a battery life of two days. Now, a Geekbench listing leaked online showcases a mysterious Lenovo laptop running the chipset, giving us a better idea of its performance.
The leaked Geekbench listing spotted by WinFuture mentions the device to be called Lenovo 81JL. Along with the Snapdragon 850 SoC, the laptop seems to be running on 8GB of RAM, and Windows 10 operating system. More importantly it manages to get a score of 2,263 points in the single-core test, and 6,947 points in multi-core test.
The website compares the Lenovo device to the Asus NovaGo TP370QL laptop, which powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC has managed to get a score of 1,802 and 6,475 in the single-core and multi-core test respectively. Based on that, the new chipset seems to get a performance boost of approximately 25 percent in the single-core test, which seems pretty good. However, in the multi-core test, there only seems to be an improvement of 7.3 percent.
While there does seem to be an improvement, the Snapdragon 850 SoC doesn’t quite offer the performance Qualcomm has promised initially. The brand had stated the new chipset would offer 30 percent better performance, and 20 percent better battery life, which doesn’t quite seem to translate through the Geekbench scores.
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That said, it should still be noted that these are still rumors and at this point cannot be verified. The Lenovo device could also merely be a test unit. Snapdragon 850 SoC powered devices are expected to launch by the end of the year. Besides Lenovo, other major brands like Samsung, HP and Asus also seem to be working on their respective Always-Connected PCs.