Kirin 820 5G more powerful than Kirin 980 flagship SoC, Geekbench scores suggest

“Interestingly, the Kirin 820 SoC has scored higher than the Kirin 980 and is at par with the Snapdragon 855”

Honor 30s that is scheduled to launch on March 30th will mark the debut of Kirin 820 5G mid-range chipset. Now, ahead of the announcement, benchmark results of the Kirin 820 SoC in comparison to the Kirin 980 and Snapdragon 855 processors have surfaced online. The Kirin 820 5G has managed to score 3,490 points in single-core and 11,200 points in the multi-core test. Interestingly, the chipset has scored higher than the Kirin 980 powered flagships, including the Huawei P30 and Mate 20-series. The single-core scores are higher than the Snapdragon 855 single-core and ties with it in the multi-core segment.

The Kirin 820 5G SoC is based on an efficient 7nm process and comes with Cortex-A76 cores and a Mali-G77 GPU. The chipset will also have an upgraded NPU and ISP to further boost the performance. unfortunately, not much else is known about the Kirin 820 5G chipset at the moment, but we should come across more information during the launch of the Honor 30s on March 30th.

Kirin 820 5G
The Kirin 820 5G has managed to score 3,490 points in single-core and 11,200 points in the multi-core test.

Honor 30s specifications

As for the Honor 30s, it is expected to come with 40W fast-charging support, a beefy battery and gradient design with a glass body. The phone will have quad-camera at the back in a rectangular module and will be available in at least orange and white colours. The Honor 30s is expected to have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security and likely to run Android 10 with a custom EMUI skin on top and Huawei Mobile Services instead of Google Mobile Services.