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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC slower than Apple A16 Bionic chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC slower than Apple A16 Bionic chip
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 was unveiled earlier this week.


Android and iPhones are often pitted against each other and this time the new flagship chips of both devices are being compared. Apple, however, qualified as the winner as Qualcomm’s next-generation chipset, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, is slower than Apple’s A16 Bionic chip that powers the latest iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models.


An alleged Vivo handset, believed to be Vivo X90 Pro+, was spotted on Geekbench. Geekbench is a processor benchmarking program. Quicker the CPU, the better the GeekBench score.


The handset, with the model number V2227A, is said to be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. It achieved a single-core score of 1,483 points and a multi-core score of 4,709 points. This is much less than the single-core score of 1,874 points and a multi-core score of 5,372 points of the iPhone maker’s A16 Bionic chip. In some cases, Apple’s older A15 and A14 chips are even faster than Qualcomm’s new chipset.


The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC is built on a 4nm process node, which is also utilized by Apple for the A16 Bionic chip. The Android chip claims to deliver up to 35% higher performance with up to 40% higher efficiency than its predecessor.


The Android chipmaker unveiled the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 earlier this week. It is a successor of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset that was launched in May this year. The company calls the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset an ‘AI marvel’ with cutting-edge technologies and industry-first features. The first commercial devices with the newest chipset are expected by the end of 2022. Several companies including Honor, ZTE, Xiaomi, Meizu, Vivo, Sony, Redmi, OPPO, and OnePlus have confirmed to launch Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered devices soon.


Elsewhere, Vivo is tipped to launch the Vivo X90 series, which includes the Pro model, next week. The Chinese multinational consumer tech giant is expected to power the new flagship devices with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.