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Official Snapdragon 820 Reference Phone Achieves Impressive Benchmark Score

The Snapdragon 820 was confirmed to exist several months ago, but it was back in November when Qualcomm officially unveiled the chipset during an event in New York. Since then, the SD 820 held little-to-no mysteries, and most gadget enthusiasts are now patiently waiting for the SoC to reach the consumer market in the first flagship phones.

But before the Snapdragon 820 will be ready to challenge the AP market, Qualcomm will continue to promote the product and introduce it in other regions. Such was the case earlier today in China, where the US-based chipmaker officially talked about the Snapdragon 820 and showcased the SoC’s capabilities in AnTuTu’s latest benchmark (v6.0).

Snapdragon 820 Reference Phone Hits the Benchmarks

For the SD 820 launch event in China, Qualcomm prepared a reference phone powered by none other than the aforementioned chipset. Sources in China have been able to benchmark the terminal using AnTuTu v6.0 and, needless to say, the results are impressive.

Reportedly, the reference phone with Snapdragon 820 under the hood was able to score over 130,000 points in AnTuTu v6.0 (as seen above), overtaking all of its rivals (including the Apple A9 with 123,000 points) by a pretty large margin.

Now, as impressive as these results might be, keep in mind that the Snapdragon 820, or more precisely the official reference phone used for benchmarking might yield different results compared to future commercial devices powered by the same chip. But either way, a score of 131,648 is still a very impressive starting point.

The Snapdragon 820 is built on a 14nm FinFET process and features four 64-bit custom Kryo cores clocked at 2.2 GHz (up to 3.0 GHz), an Adreno 530 graphics chip, and LPDDR4 RAM support. You can read more about the SD 820 and what it has to offer, here.