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Snapdragon 810 AnTuTu Results: Qualcomm overpowers Galaxy S6 chip

Ahead of the first commercial handset release, the Snapdragon 810 benchmark results are in and Qualcomm’s latest System on Chip (SoC) offering is a beast.

Having been marred by reports of long-standing delays and overheating concerns in recent weeks – claims the company has vehemently refuted – the 1.56GHz, 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 is now making its way to handsets, and you won’t be left wanting for power.

According to our tests, the high profile, high performance Snapdragon 805 follow-on should even offer just a little more grunt than the Exynos chip expected to power the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6.

Benchmarks are, of course, only an indication of the performance on an actual phone or tablet, but these tests provide a flavour of what to expect.

Putting the Snapdragon 810 through its paces on a 2K display-packing, Android 5.0.2, test unit, the chipset recorded a record-breaking score of 61,499 on the popular AnTuTu test suite.

According to leaks earlier this week, Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 chip – which the Korean manufacturer has reportedly ditched Qualcomm in favour of – recorded a score of 60,978 across the same test criteria.

Although the gap to the Exynos chip is marginal, the gulf between the 810’s performance capabilities and those of the preceding 805 and 801 chips is huge.

Where the 805 powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 scored 49,136 through AnTuTu’s benchmark tests, the 801 running Sony Xperia Z3 recorded a mark of ‘just’ 42,334.

What’s more, Qualcomm’s 810 offering looks set to offer more raw processing power than the Apple A8 chip found within both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a chip which scored 46,940.

While Samsung has yet to confirm plans to go out on its own with the S6’s CPU, a number of reports have pointed in this direction.

Qualcomm itself has even admitted that a ‘major customer’ has dropped its chips for its next flagship phone.

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A chip expected to feature on many upcoming handsets, the Snapdragon 810 has been tipped to power everything from the HTC One M9 to the Sony Xperia Z4 and the LG G4.

For those of you planning on picking up one of the new wave of flagship phones, fret not, this isn’t a chip that has compromised battery life in favour of base performance.

As well as oodles of processing power, the Snapdragon 810 offers support for 4K displays, improved camera specification support and countless battery management tweaks designed to get your next high-end handset easily through a day’s heavy use while adding new features.

The first device to run the Snapdragon 810 chip has already been unveiled, with the LG G Flex 2 set to hit retailers later this month.

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