Xiaomi seems to believe that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has finally ended the trend of Android smartphone chipsets being weaker than Apple’s A-series. According to a recent report, Qualcomm’s flagship SoC may outperform the A16 Bionic by 42% in terms of GPU performance.
The Chinese manufacturer probably wants to promote the features of its high-end smartphones as much as possible, beginning with a performance comparison, with the Xiaomi 13 series slated to arrive on December 19. The fastest processor presently powering a smartphone is Apple’s A16 Bionic, but Xiaomi wants to minimize its capabilities by highlighting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 numbers.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promises a 37 percent increase in CPU performance and is similar to the A16 Bionic’s 6-core cluster, according to the company’s teaser, which Twitter user Alvin posted. The teaser implies that the findings are from Xiaomi’s lab, which might suggest that the figures could be somewhat or excessively skewed. The machine-translated data does not explicitly compare the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but the teaser reveals that the results are from Xiaomi’s lab.
In addition, the newest chipset from Qualcomm reportedly outperforms the 5-core GPU in visually demanding testing by a factor of 42 percent. Regardless of what Xiaomi says, our readers should be reminded that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2’s performance in Geekbench 5 was comparable to, but not superior to, that of the A16 Bionic.
In any event, we shouldn’t take Xiaomi’s assertions at face value and should instead wait for real outcomes to verify the truth, so pay attention.