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It has been a long time since the rumours about Vivo's next gen flagship smartphone surfaced. In fact this news goes back to 2014 and at that time they were supposed to be one of the pioneers in implementing Snapdragon 810 SoC. Quite evident that it didn't happen and now Snapdragon 810 is no way Qualcomm's best chip. At the same time people are looking forward to the XPlay 5, which is supposed to be available from March 1. At this point one important feature has been changed to another - this device will be the first one to come with 6 GB RAM.
But, don't consider this as a rumor. This has been leaked from the AnTuTu 6 benchmark test and even though we don't see 6GB being mentioned clearly, the 162,610 points mentioned in the leak is close to 30K more than other devices available in the database. We are also not exactly sure whether 2GB of extra memory can result in such a boost. In addition to this, there is a banner which states that the XPlay 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 6GB RAM. Also there are speculations about a 5.5 inch display too.
UPDATE: A tipster has revealed another piece of info about the Vivo XPlay 5 - this smartphone will feature Hi-Fi 3.0, which is most probably a cutting-edge audio processing chip, similar to rest of the Vivo devices like the X6 Plus.
The Nokia D1C was largely revealed when it first made an appearance onto Geekbench a while ago, and now the smartphone has appeared on AnTuTu. This further confirms that Nokia is coming back to the mobile business, along with revealing that the phone will have a Full High Definition panel. It is always exciting for those that still have a soft corner for the Finnish phone company to get confirmations about Nokia's return. If you do not know much about the D1C already, check out the screenshot and the specifications listed below.
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz
GPU: Adreno 505
Front/rear camera sensors: 8mp/13mp
Internal storage: 32GB
Android version: 7.0 Nougat
From what we can see here, the D1C is a low-mid range device and definitely not the higher end model that we are still waiting to get a hint of, via leaks. If reports are to be believed, then the company will make its comeback with at least one more smartphone, if not two. We will let you know as soon as more news turns up.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Next year's Upcoming flagship HTC One M9 codenamed "Hima" Specifications appeared on AnTuTu benchmark. A screenshot from AnTuTu Android App shows HTC Hima's claimed specs. According to it, HTC will keep the 5" screen size for its next flagship instead of going bigger. The chipset will follow a more familiar path and move to a Snapdragon 810 an ARM-designed 64-bit octa-core processor paired with Qualcomm's Adreno 430 and a 3GB RAM will also be attached.
The camera department will be a massive upgrade, however, with a 20.7 MP camera catapulting HTC's flagship from the bottom of the range to the top. The selfie camera will match the 13MP camera of the HTC Desire Eye.
The HTC Hima will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Sense UI 7.0, but it may come after the MWC. Instead it's set to debut at its own event. It's not clear if this delay is deliberate or not.
The last month of the year is getting closer as we approach the end of 2016 and just like last year, we are expecting brand new versions of Samsung's Galaxy A-series to be unveiled in December. That Expectation was pleasantly revitalized when the A7 (2017) showed up two days ago on AnTuTu. Here is a summary of what we gathered about the A7 (2017) in terms of specifications from the AnTuTu appearance and leaks.
Display: 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED panel
SoC: Exynos 7870 with Mali-T830 GPU
Internal storage: 64GB
Camera: 16-mp sensors both in front and at the back of the device
It seems that the A7 2017 edition is about to enter certification stage with the FCC and CCC, as it's clearly near the end of its testing phase. At this rate, the smartphone should become available by January 2017. It would be interesting to see if Samsung decides to make its new A-series smartphones available before January, in order to make use of the holiday season.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It seems Samsung is not able to cover its tracks when it comes to the yet to be released successor of the Galaxy A7. This time the smartphone showed up in the AnTuTu benchmark report and it seems the hardware setup is completely different from what was expected. Although it was rumoured that the smartphone would be powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, this report says the device is using a different chipset called the Exynos 7580.
While the rest of the hardware specifications are not changed, it is safe to assume that there will be two variants of A7 and they will come with two different type chipsets. The Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted in AnTuTu can be recognised by the same model number that was spotted at Bluetooth SIG yesterday. But interesting fact is that instead of a Snapdragon 615, this terminal was using the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy J7 and S5 Neo - the Exynos 7580.
The chipset was built using 28nm technology and it has a total of 8 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The CPU operates in conjunction with a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics chip and 3 GB of RAM. According to the source, the performance of Exynos 7580 is also at par with the Snapdragon 615 and MediaTek M6752, generating an overall score of 37,563 points in AnTuTu's benchmark report.
If you are not a tech-enthusiast, then the chances are that you are probably confused by all that's available in the market and the choices are indeed plenty. This list will help you find the most powerful processors on offer. On the other hand, even if you are a tech-enthusiast, you would appreciate this list as AnTuTu has finally revealed the chipsets that are on the top of the food chain. Keep in mind that most of the processors that are used in mobile phones today were put through the benchmark multiple times before the conclusions were drawn.
As expected, the latest Snapdragon 820 chip from Qualcomm leads the pack with a whopping score of 136383. The Apple A9 chip lags behind ever so slightly at the second position with 132657. The Exynos 8890 chipset powering the international variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is in the third position by an even narrower margin with a score of 129865. After that, the difference between the chipsets become much more obvious as the Kirin 950 scored 92746, followed by the older Exynos 7420, which scored 86652. Last year's troubled but powerful flagship processor, the SD 810 still holds its own at the 6th position over the newer Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset. The Apple A8 is in the 8th position with 79100, but the difference between the A8 and the SD 650, which is at number 9 with 78979, is negligible. The Snapdragon 808 from Qualcomm just makes the cut at the last position with a respectable 68508.
As you can see from the list, Qualcomm is absolutely dominating the smartphone market with its mobile CPUs and have even managed to dethrone the mighty Apple A9 chip from its number one position. We will just have to wait and see if Apple can come up with something even better when they release the iPhone 7 later this year.
The SM-G935A had already been seen in the AnTuTu benchmarks, and it was the Snapdragon 820 powered version of the upcoming Galaxy S7. A few hours earlier however, a new report has come in about the SM-G930F, which is the S7 with the mysterious Exynos 8890 processor inside. Apparently, AnTuTu has leaked the specifications of the S7 with Exynos 8890 on Weibo, a very popular Chinese social networking website.
As expected, the specifications in the SM-G930F do not deviate much from that of the SM-G935A. The Exynos model will have the same 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel Britecell camera sensor on the back, 5 megapixel selfie cam on the front and 64GB of internal storage (as made evident by AnTuTu on this particular model), that we saw with the SM-G935A.
The good news is that all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come loaded with Android M 6.0 out of the box. If you are eager to know the AnTuTu benchmark scores then you will have to wait a little longer as the S7 is still in its testing phase. Nonetheless, we are pretty sure that we will see the scores on their list very soon.
We knew that something like this was coming but now we have confirmation. The Galaxy S8 has dethroned two flagship devices from their respective number one positions in the AnTuTu Benchmark test rankings. With a score of 205284, the S8 has officially dethroned both the OnePlus 3T (162423) as the number one Android handset on the list and the iPhone 7 Plus (181807) as the number one handset across all platforms. Check out the video here and see it happen live.
If you are wondering which chip the S8 in question is using, we are not entirely sure. It could be the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895, but whichever one it is, we doubt the results will differ by much on either. What we can tell you is that this is the Galaxy S8 that is being tested in the video, as made evident by the SM-G950 model number and the "Galaxy S8" confirmation given by AnTuTu at the end of the video. Now that we have a new king of benchmarks among us, would you be buying it when it comes out in April?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The Galaxy C10 Plus is an upcoming device that will probably be limited to certain markets only, just like the rest of the smartphones in the C-series. Nevertheless, the C-series has been quite impressive lately and the C10 Plus doesn't seem to be an exception to that either. Although we don't have a score for you unfortunately, the screenshot you see below does reveals quite a few of the details regarding the internals of the Galaxy C10 Plus.
Display: 1080p Super AMOLED (possibly at more than 6-inches)
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
GPU: Adreno 512
Internal Storage: 64GB
OS version: Nougat 7.1
If this leak is indeed not fake (which it doesn't seem to be), then we know only one thing for sure about the device's released cycle; China is going to be the first country to get it. India could be on the list too, but we will have to wait and see about that one. Would you buy the Galaxy C10 Plus if it became available near you? How much Would you pay for it?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Let's get this out of the way first; the iPhone 7 has scored significantly more on AnTuTu than any other Android smartphone in existence till date. The 178,397 points that it scored according to a recent report is just off the charts. However, the new Apple A10 chip did have fewer pixels to push than any of the flagship Android handsets on the list as the iPhone 7 only sports a resolution of 750 × 1334. In spite of that, it is currently the reigning king sitting on top of the list (unofficially for now).
That being said, Chinese handsets from manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, LeEco, Nubia, Lenovo and of course, OnePlus are on top of the AnTuTu score chart when it comes to Android devices. The much loved OnePlus 3 leads the table for now with a score of 140288, followed by the Vivo Xplay 5 Elte (138,706), the LeEco LeMax 2 (138,026), the Nubia Z11 (137,685), the Lenovo Zuk Z2 pro (136,853) and the Xiaomi Mi5 (136,773).
It is a bit surprising to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge trail so far behind at the number 7 spot in 2016, because the S6 was leading the pack last year convincingly at one point. Since these Chinese smartphones are a lot cheaper than the ones made by Samsung, in spite of being manufactured with quality hardware, are we witnessing the slow rise of new leaders in the smartphone industry?
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The first Quarter of 2015 (January - February - March) has just ended. AnTuTu Published a new report details the top 10 best performing devices to pass through its benchmarking software. Based on data drawn from entries from all over the globe (some 160 countries), the final list shows us the aggregated average score of each device model.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is on the Top as (No.1) along with the S6 edge as (No.2) followed by the HTC One M9. Both S6 variants are based on Samsung's own 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7430 processor, while HTC's new flagship is running Qualcomm's 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 810. Interestingly enough, however, there's quite a discrepancy between the scores within Samsung's camp, with the Galaxy S6 achieving considerably better results overall when compared with the Galaxy S6 edge. Whether the gap between the two will prove smaller once more units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge start going through AnTuTu's suite is unclear, but possible.
The team at AnTuTu prepared two other interesting charts - one detailing the chipset split in the top 10, and another reporting on the aggregated average scores achieved by any of the 5 chipsets in terms of GPU performance. On the first count, we're looking at a 50% share for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805, followed by Samsung's Exynos 7430 (20%), and 10% for each of the remaining three. As for GPU performance, it is the Exynos 7430 (Mali-T760 GPU), which is the only chip on the list built on a 14nm node, that tops the list, followed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (Adreno 430) and Snapdragon 805 (Adreno 420).
There's no getting around it; the iPhone 7 has scored 178,397 points in the AnTuTu Benchmark test and that's significantly more than the 140,288 points which the current topper, the OnePlus 3 scores on an average. There is no doubt that this score is extremely impressive and beats all the Android competition hands down. The Apple A10 chip is indeed a beast as it turns out. However, there is a small detail that most people seem to be overlooking in this particular case.
The iPhone 7 will probably have a screen resolution of 750 × 1334 pixels, stretched out on a 4.7-inch display with a ppi of 326. This means that the A10 chip had to push a lot less pixels while going through the AnTuTu benchmark than ANY of the other Android phones on the top ten list. The minimum resolution that is considered standard for a flagship device these days is 1080 × 1920 pixels, with some major manufacturers like Samsung opting for 1440p QHD AMOLED panels since last year. While it is a completely different issue that a flagship smartphone with a very premium price tag sports only a 750 × 1334 resolution, things will make a bit more sense when we see the iPhone 7 Plus' (1080p expected) score on AnTuTu when it comes out, or maybe even sooner.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
It has hardly been two days since Apple confirmed rumors about the upcoming iPhone SE with 2GB of RAM and we can now see the test results on AnTuTu's score-sheet. It seems like some people already have access to the SE even before its official release in the US next week. If these results are to be believed, then the iPhone SE is miles ahead of its mid-range competition. In fact, the results are so spectacular, that they are actually ahead of even the much more expensive iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!
The iPhone 6s scored around 132,620 and Samsung's latest flagship (Galaxy S7) with Snapdragon 820 scored somewhere around 125,288. The Exynos 8890 version of the S7 however, managed to score only about 105,000. The iPhone SE puts all of these flagships to shame with a whopping score of 134,358! This extremely impressive score was made possible, thanks to the Apple A9 chip, which was the most powerful mobile SoC on the market in 2015. If you are wondering how it managed to score more than the 6s which has the same chip as well, it is due to the fact that the smaller 4-inch display of the SE has fewer pixels to process for the A9 SoC when compared to the 4.7-inch panel of the 6s.
These scores may give one an impression that the A9 chip is still faster when compared with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm, but it may not actually be the case. The SD 820 is pushing significantly more pixels on the S7, which has a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440p! The A9 chip on the other hand, only has to work with a 640p HD display that's 4-inch in size. Nonetheless, the scores are very impressive and we are inclined to think that at this point, if you must buy an iPhone, the iPhone SE is probably the best choice, provided you can live without the 3D Touch.
Courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer from NowhereElse, we now have an image that shows us certain details of the upcoming HTC Nexus Sailfish on an AnTuTu listing. As is often the case, the leaked listing was found on the Chinese social networking site Weibo.
We can see from the image here that the Sailfish will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a Full HD display, 8mp/13mp - front/rear cameras and 32GB of internal storage. Nexus smartphones always get the latest OS to boot, so it's no real surprise to see that it's running on Android 7 Nougat Manufacturer Release version 1.
As one can see from the spec sheet here, it's quite identical to the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 in terms of power, but then again, most flagships these days seem to be sporting the near-identical internals anyway. Some of them like the OnePlus 3 have even surpassed them by adding 6GB of RAM into the fray. However, we will wait to see if the HTC Nexus Marlin has something different to offer, although reports indicate that it won't really be that much different from the Sailfish, apart from a larger display.
In case, you are interested in benchmark scores, check out what TechDroider posted earlier. The Nexus Sailfish seems to have scored 2158 (single-core) and 5355 (multi-core) in the Geekbench benchmarking test. We will find out more in October as it's rumoured to be released on the 4th of that month.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
The unnounced Nexus X smartphone made yet another appearance in AnTuTu. Made by Motorola, the device is expected to debut at some point this fall with proper flagship specs on board.
The leaked AnTuTu screenshot below confirm the device's previously leaked specs. They include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset with 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in memory. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (likely 5.2" in size), while the main camera is a 13MP unit.
The benchmark also goes further to confirm that when official, Android L will carry version number 5.0. The actual name of the build is still a subject of speculation.
Details about an Upcoming Nexus Smartphone from Google has been leaked on the AnTuTu benchmark, the device is supposed to be the upcoming Nexus 6, it will be a Motorola-made device codenamed "shamu". According to the leaked list, Motorola shamu will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a Quad-core Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.65GHz along with 3GB RAM, Adreno 420 GPU.
AnTuTu's database has the device under the name Google shamu, which seems to solidify the rumor that this will indeed be the Nexus 6. The device carries a 5.2" QHD (1,440 x 2,560 pixles) display with around 564 ppi for unmatched sharpness.
The camera on the back will be a 13MP unit coupled with a 2.1MP one for the front. Finally the Shamu will be adorned with Android L for good measure adding even more fuel to the Nexus fire. We hope that this device is real...