Huawei P40 Pro 5G pops up on Geekbench

14 March 2020
It will be unveiled on March 26.

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dude111, 17 Mar 2020Like a 995? It's possible. I would say that it doesn't m... moreThey made a minor SoC upgrade in P9 with an introduction of Kirin 955, so there is still a possibility.

Nick Tagataka, 17 Mar 2020Probably Huawei is using higher binned version of Kirin 990... moreLike a 995?

It's possible. I would say that it doesn't make sense to release a chip just for a phone (and an honor one) and in mid-cycle but Samsung did the same with the 9825. So, who knows.
I'm still towards this GB been fake.

dude111, 16 Mar 20201) Look at the GB5 scores for the mate 30 pro; it is the ex... moreProbably Huawei is using higher binned version of Kirin 990, or its big CPU cores are actually clocked higher but it's not reflected in the specs listed by GB because they only record the clock speed of power efficient little cores.
Though another possibility is that this is actually a new chip where a further improvement has been made in CPU and memory performance (like the changes made to Kirin 990 from 980), hence it scores simply higher than Kirin 990 on benchmarks.

Nonetheless, we should wait for the official announcement to reveal all the details about this phone before making any deeper assumptions.

Nick Tagataka, 16 Mar 2020Why doubt?1) Look at the GB5 scores for the mate 30 pro; it is the exact same chip and it scores around 2800 to 2920 (PM) consistently (and makes sense considering last gen SoC). This is scoring almost 10% more than their highest result in Performance Mode for the same test.

2) Look at the 865 scores. New cortex A77, around 20% improvement in multicore over A76 and it scores around 3200.

So how can an older chip score the same?
Even the clock frequency is pretty much the same if we sum all their 4 cores, so we can discard that as the reason.

So, or this is a cherry-picked chip (higher bin), a fake, or they are cheating again.

dude111, 16 Mar 20203182 Multicore? (X) DoubtWhy doubt?

Duck of death, 15 Mar 2020Last year's worst processor, no apps and preinstalled spywa... more"Last year's worst processor"
That crown goes to Exynos 9820/9825, at least among high end SoCs. The regular Kirin 990 is ahead of SD855 in overall CPU and GPU performance, though it's unclear how much better the 5G variant actually performs.

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Point is that chipset is weaker and shows itself lagging in... moreBut your point is nothing to do with the question I was asking Shanti Dope, so why did you even decide to direct your comment to me?

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Duck of death, 15 Mar 2020Last year's worst processor, no apps and preinstalled spywa... moreThey should call it the Huawei Paperweight40 Pro 5G instead loool.

3182 Multicore?

(X) Doubt

Monster comming in 26th March

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SpiritWolf, 15 Mar 2020This is BS. Total one, to be blunt. Even Kirin 980 never la... moreWhy don't you read what I said before throwing a hissy fit.
Had the p20 pro myself.
Never said that the phone lagged in terms of Ui, but lagged behind in comparison to competitor chipsets in 2020.

SpiritWolf, 15 Mar 2020Muricans tend to be pretty slow, judging by your posts. Lac... moreAgreed that Google Play services is the biggest Spyware you can have but you have to be ignorant to believe that HMS isn't.

Atleast on other devices, one can unlock bootloader to get rid of this spying and put everything behind a firewall. But with Huawei, you can't even do that.
No way to get extra protection, security or uninstall bloatware with locked bootloader.

SpiritWolf, 15 Mar 2020This is BS. Total one, to be blunt. Even Kirin 980 never la... moreKeep lying to yourself and it is at least true for yourself?
This phone is borderline a feature phone outside China. A 1,200 buck feature phone.

Duck of death, 15 Mar 2020Last year's worst processor, no apps and preinstalled spywa... moreMuricans tend to be pretty slow, judging by your posts. Lack of GMS means that it comes without preinstalled spyware.

Duck of death, 15 Mar 2020Last year's worst processor, no apps and preinstalled spywa... moreall apps I NEED are already on AppGallery, inside and outside and beyond of China, Huawei is most welcome ... try to live with it.

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Point is that chipset is weaker and shows itself lagging in... moreThis is BS. Total one, to be blunt. Even Kirin 980 never lags. Actually in real life usage it's seems to better than 855. Maybe it's EMUI. Samsung S10 series are lagfest compared to P30 series.

Last year's worst processor, no apps and preinstalled spyware. Why when bother launching this DOA phone outside China?

Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020Point is that chipset is weaker and shows itself lagging in... morejudging by S20 review, lagging is non existent ... performance, battery endurance and visionary photography doesn't come with Geekbench, wait for Huawei P40 review before bashing.

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Anonymous, 15 Mar 2020How will their business end if they're still very popular p... moreWell said

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Nick Tagataka, 15 Mar 2020"take long time in night mode" That's mostly something to ... morePoint is that chipset is weaker and shows itself lagging in several departments compared to Other 2020 flagships.