The iPhone XS does not impress by design, it is the same one we already saw last year, the biggest innovation is inside . The A12 Bionic processor used by both the iPhone XS and the iPhone XR is the most powerful ever seen in a smartphone and everything points to it continuing to be so.
The A12 Bionic was the first 7 nm chip used in a smartphone and is also the most powerful on the market. Samsung will also use a 7 nm chip for its Galaxy S10 next year, but this will still be less than that of the iPhone XS.
Traditionally, Samsung uses two types of processors in its Galaxy S10, one from its Exynos brand and one from Qualcomm, a Snapdragon. Samsung announced the Exynos 9820 earlier this week, while Qualcomm did the same for the Snapdragon 855 . Both are intended to be the processors for the Galaxy S10.
Despite its 855 name, there has been speculation that Qualcomm may have renamed it to Snapdragon 8150 prior to its launch . And it is precisely this device that has been filtered out of the benchmarks that place it below Apple’s A12 Bionic.
According to the results of the AnTuTu test, the future processor of the Galaxy S10, and of most of the high ranges of Android next year, has achieved a score of 362,292. The A12 of the new iPhone scores a total of 363525 points , more than 1,000 points more.
The results of this Snapdragon have also been filtered in another of the reference performance tests: geekbench. In this case, Qualcomm’s processor achieved 3267 points in the single-core tests and 10858 points in the multicore tests .
The results are also far from those offered by the A12 Bionic which achieves 4818 in single core tests and 11590 using all cores.
Last year nobody managed to shadow the A11 chip and it seems that this year we are going the same way. Apple seems to have taken the lead over all its competitors with its processors, and that’s without taking into account the results of the iPad Pro’s A12X.