We’ve seen enormous potential of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 (S600) SoC in 2013’s flagship smartphones like HTC One, Galaxy S4 etc., but it isn’t the company’s fastest chip that will make its way this year. That honor goes to S600’s successor, Snapdragon 800 (S800), which has recently hit the production stage and will much likely end up in mobile device later this year.
We had previously seen S800’s GLBenchmarks which had blown away all of its competitors, and today an alleged Pantech’s currently unannounced IM-A880 smartphone, powered by S800, has surfaced on AnTuTu that scores in the range of 30k. Take a look below.
As you can see from the results, the S800 beats its predecessor, S600, by an average margin and barely bests the Exynos 5 Octa. Measuring in percentages, we’re looking at around a 10% increase in performance over the Snapdragon 600, which isn’t a huge a performance boost but still is quite satisfactory, considering that the Snapdragon 800 is an extension of the current generation of processors. Here’s how the S600 and Exynos 5 Octa measure up in AnTuTu benchmark results.
With all that said, bear in mind that these results could be of a prototype device so it’s quite possible for these scores to improve in future benchmarks. However, considering the fact that Qualcomm had earlier claimed that S800 chipset would be 75% faster than S4 Pro (that scores around 17k in AnTuTu); it’s quite unlikely that we’ll see a boost in the benchmark results on the actual S800 powered smartphone.