Huawei's Kirin processors have gradually achieved an interesting evolution, seeking to compete with the main players in this market.
The new Kirin 820 5G is already surprising, having achieved a benchmark score higher than the Kirin 980 and the Snapdragon 855.
For some years now, Huawei has invested in the development of its own processors, thus allowing greater independence in the development of its equipment.
If initially its performance was far from the competition's proposals, the truth is that currently they are already asserting themselves as quite reliable alternatives.
Kirin 820 5G – A new processor from Huawei for the mid range
Recently there have been some leaks about Huawei's new mid-range processor. The kirin 820 5G will be the first processor of the brand with support for 5G technology, will be built at 7 nm with and will feature the Cortex A-76 as bigger colors, as it happens in the Kirin 810 and 990 4G. In addition, it also has an updated version of the ISP and the NPU.
The Kirin 820 5G will also be the first to use the new GPU Mali-G77 which, according to ARM, is faster between 120 to 140% per mm2. Furthermore, it is also 30% more efficient when compared to the Kirin 990's Mali-G76. This is also the GPU used by Samsung in the Samsung S20 variant with Exynos 990.
Kirin 820 5G overtakes Kirin 990 and Snapdragon 855 in benchmark tests
However, if its characteristics promise excellent performance, the truth is that the first tests of a chinese publication already prove it.
Looking at the graph created to compare the benchmark results of this Huawei processor to the Kirin 990 (which will equip the Huawei P40) and the Snapdragon 855 (last year's top of the range), we see some very interesting results.
In the result of Geekbench 4.0, the Kirin 820 5G obtains a score of 3,490 points in single-core and 11,200 points in multi-core. In comparison, the Kirin 990 totals 3 360 in single-core and 10 200 in multi-core. The Snapdragon 855 registers 3 450 points in single-core and 11 200 points in multi-core. Based on these results, the new Kirin 820 completely surpasses the performance of the Kirin 990 and surpasses the Snapdragon 855 in single-core, achieving the same score in multi-core.
Since we speak of a mid-range processor, this is a great omen for Huawei. Although these data have to be confirmed later when the Kirin 820 5G is launched, the truth is that we may be facing one of the best processors in the mid-range.