Galaxy S25's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 can beat Apple's A18

Translate from : Galaxy S25's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 kan slå Apples A18
New benchmarks claim Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 outperforms Apple's A18 chip. If true, we can expect a significant performance improvement. However, a solid dose of salt is recommended until that is confirmed.

Early benchmark tests suggest that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is capable of outperforming Apple's A18 chip. This information is based on the latest benchmark tests shared by a Weibo user who has a mixed track record. Therefore, it should be taken with a solid grain of salt for the time being.

According to the user, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is expected to score 3,500 points in Geekbench's single-core benchmark, which will surpass Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 Pro's A18 SoC, which is expected to score around 3,200 points in the same test. The source also claims that the unofficial SoC will beat the upcoming Apple chip in the multicore and GPU sections. However, there are no benchmark tests to support these claims.

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Compared to the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which is equipped with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, this is a significant improvement. The Galaxy S24 Ultra scored around 2,250 points in the single-core benchmark test. The maximum score for the iPhone 15 Pro Max with the A17 Pro was around 2,930.

Another leak also seems to back up this big performance improvement. But in addition, it also reveals that the results achieved may only be possible by overclocking. According to user LitterTree66, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 is being tested with a primary core running at 4.3GHz, while the secondary cores will be limited to around 3.8GHz.

These values are quite high compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, which has a primary core of 3.3 GHz. However, the CPU setup is expected to ship at 1.3V, which is more than the normal power rating to run a chipset. Therefore, actual processor speed and performance may end up being lower.


However, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 appears to offer promising speed improvements, thanks to Qualcomm's incorporation of an Oryon core. The system-on-chip system also uses TSCM's 3 nm technology, which allows for more efficient power consumption. Qualcomm is expected to announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 in October at the company's next summit. The first high-end smartphone rumored to debut with the chipset could be the OnePlus 13, while Samsung is expected to follow with the Galaxy S25 and Galaxy S25 Ultra in 2025.

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