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Huawei’s Kirin 810 processor is superior to the Snapdragon 730 according to Antutu

Huawei has finally introduced the Kirin 810 which succeeds its current mid-range Kirin 710 processor. The new SoC was introduced on the latest Nova 5 and it appears to outperform Qualcomm’s latest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 730.

The Kirin 810 is a huge upgrade over its predecessor. It is now based on a more efficient 7nm process (Kirin 710: 12nm) with 2x high-performance ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.27GHz and 6x efficiency ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.88GHz. According to Huawei, you can expect 20% better power efficiency and 50% more transistor density compared to a typical 8nm based chip.

The Kirin 810 uses a Mali-G52 MP6 GPU and for the first time for its mid-range SoC, it even comes with a dedicated NPU that’s based on Da Vinci’s architecture.

The Nova 5 that runs on the new chip had scored 237,437 points on Antutu’s benchmark. As a comparison, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 had scored 210,052 while the Kirin 710 unit had scored 140,009 points. On average, the Kirin 810 had led by 13% across all test categories.

The Huawei Nova 5 was announced last week and it’s priced at 2,799CNY (about RM1,689) with 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. Huawei had also announced a higher-end Nova 5 Pro that runs on a Kirin 980 processor. You can learn more in our announcement post.


Alexander Wong