New Huawei Mate 8 Listing Shows The Device Crushing It In Synthetic Benchmarks

The Huawei Mate 8 was officially announced yesterday, and now it awaits a market release set for the first quarter of 2016. The handset features quite a few striking characteristics, including a 360-degree fingerprint scanner with a response time of just 0.5 seconds.

The Mate 8 also uses a generous 4,000 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, should offer up to 2 days of battery life, and sports a 16 MP main camera with tri-axis OIS, along with an 8 MP front-facing unit.

One other major highlight of the Huawei Mate 8 is its HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC developed in-house which houses an octa-core processor and a Mali-T880 graphics chip.

Preliminary benchmarks for the Kirin 950 chipset have shown that the silicon can hold its own against its rivals. What we didn’t expect was for the Huawei Mate 8 to crush its competitors in synthetic benchmarks. Check out the details below.

Huawei Mate 8 Benchmark Listing Shows Great Performance

About a week ago before the Huawei Mate 8 became official, the team at AnTuTu was able to gather detailed information on the device and concluded that the smartphone is capable of yielding roughly 79,131 points in synthetic benchmarks.

Very impressive figures indeed, even when compared to the performance of smartphones that have been featured in AnTuTu’s Q3 2015 performance charts.

However, as it turns out the Huawei Mate 8 and its Kirin 950 SoC might pack an even bigger punch than we initially thought. Shortly after the Mate 8 was introduced yesterday, the AnTuTu team ran the numbers again and found that the flagship has enough processing power under the hood to top 94,250 points in the AnTuTu benchmark. That’s roughly 15,000 points more compared to last week’s benchmark, and approximately 25,000 points more compared to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (which, indeed, are featuring 2K displays unlike the 1080p panel on the Mate 8).

The Huawei Mate 8 should go on sale in the Q1 2016 as one of the first smartphones to use a Kirin 950 SoC, and should be present at CES 2016 in January.