Huawei Dev Phone featuring HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC hammers Snapdragon and Exynos competition in AI Benchmark –

Huawei Dev Phone featuring HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G SoC hammers Snapdragon and Exynos competition in AI Benchmark –
The HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G features the new Da Vinci architecture NPU. (Image source: Huawei)

A device simply called “Huawei Dev Phone” has been spotted on the AI Benchmark, and both the phone and the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G mobile SoC it features have completely outclassed the competition in the benchmark’s performance rankings. The smartphone’s final AI score was more than twice the amount of its nearest rival, the Honor 20S.

by Daniel R Deakin, 2019/09/07

The HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor has only just been officially revealed and it already seems to be setting some incredible benchmarks. A “Huawei Dev Phone” has been tested on AI Benchmark, and for those interested in the AI capabilities of smartphones, the results are breathtaking. AI Benchmark claims devices are put through a barrage of 21 tests, including object recognition, photo enhancement, memory limits, and even playing classic Atari games.

In the performance ranking for phones, the Huawei Dev Phone has a substantial lead over its rivals. The AI score of 76,206 is more than double the 35,130 points managed by the Honor 20S. Other noted competitors also fall behind: Asus ROG Phone II – 32,727 points; Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ – 29,055 points; Sony Xperia 1 – 26,672 points; OnePlus 7 Pro – 25,720 points. The Huawei Dev phone, which apparently comes with 8 GB RAM and operates on Android 10, is classed as a prototype but it could possibly be a Mate 30 Pro.

Similar results can be found in the performance ranking for mobile SoCs, with the HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G dominating the field with a score of 52,403. The Snapdragon 855 Plus falls behind on 24,652 points and the Exynos 9825 Octa struggles to keep up on 17,514 points. Even the Unisoc Tiger T710 is beaten, with its impressive score of 28,097 points fading in comparison to the Kirin 990 5G’s outstanding NPU performance. At least Huawei’s claim of the new SoC offering the most powerful AI seems justified in this case.

Daniel R Deakin, 2019-09- 7 (Update: 2019-09- 7)

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