Huawei Kirin 810 Midrange Chipset’s AI Performance Said to Beat Snapdragon 855

Huawei just barely announced a new midrange chipset, the Kirin 810 SoC, and AnTuTu is already buzzing with benchmarks scores.

The Kirin 810 is the only mid-range SoC with 7nm manufacturing process, the same one from the flagship Kirin 980.

With an octa-core CPU made out of two ARM Cortex-A76 cores at 2.27 Ghz and six ARM Cortex-A55 cores at 1.88 Hz paired with a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU, the Kirin 810 promises a 162% better performance over its mid-range chipset predecessor, the Kirin 710.

Compared to the Adreno 618, the Mali-G52 MP6 should offer up to 44% higher frame rates.

However, that’s now where this chipset truly shines.

Check out this AnTuTu benchmark of the Nova 5, the first smartphone to feature the Kirin 810.

kirin 810 antutu benchmark

As GSM Arena points out, “the Kirin 810’s hidden weapon is the DaVinci NPU based on the Rubik’s Cube Quantitative Stereo Arithmetic Unit”, which is  “capable of outperforming the Snapdragon 855 and MediaTek Helio P90 in AI-related tasks.”

Yes, you read that right.

It’s no secret that mid-range smartphones sometimes outperform flagships in various ways but so far, we’ve not seen this in AI.

With the Kirin 810, owners of midrange devices could brag about better performance than that of the hyped Snapdragon 855.

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