Although Snapdragon 835 beat Apple A10 SoC this year but it failed to compete with Apple’s latest A11 Bionic SoC. The performance gap between SD 835 and Apple A11 is way more than you think. Qualcomm needs a complete year to follow up with Apple’s previous year SoC. But it looks like Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 might not stand toe to toe with Apple A11 SoC in 2018 because we have Snapdragon 845 Geekbench benchmark leaked.
We found two unknown models (Sony and Samsung) incorporating the Snapdragon 845 SoC. As we can see in the picture below, Sony’s upcoming flagship is equipped with a Snapdragon 845 SoC running at 1.77GHz which is the low-core frequency meanwhile the high-core frequency is 2.8GHz. The SoC is accompanied by a built-in 4GB memory and runs on Android 8.0 system. The model name is Sony H8266.
As we can see in the Snapdragon 845 Geekbench benchmark, Sony mysterious flagship scored:
Single-core performance of 2393 points
Multi-core performance of 8300 points
The other device found with SD 845 SoC on Geekbench is Samsung SM-G965U1 with 6GB RAM scoring:
Single-core performance of 2422 points
Multi-core performance of 8351 points
We can see that the gap between both flagships is negligible. Samsung is slightly in the lead because of that 6GB RAM.
Snapdragon 845 Vs. Apple A11 – Why Apple A11 Will Still Lead in Performance?
In the ranking of the top 10 SoCs, Apple A11 SoC will still be at the top, scoring 4229 points in single-core which is twice of SD 845 leaked score, and 10269 points in multi-core performance. So, early this year, Qualcomm might not be able to beat Apple in performance. And in late 2018, Apple might release A12 as well.
Reason # 1
Snapdragon 845 compared to Snapdragon 835 has some obvious advantages. The single-core performance has been upgraded to 20% and multi-core to 27%. If less than 30% of the performance increase is not satisfactory, then the Snapdragon 845 performance regarding energy consumption may be satisfactory. From Qualcomm’s official demonstration point of view, Snapdragon 845 energy consumption and power load will be less than that of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 835.