While Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset sporting phones are still making their way to the market, rumours about its next flagship are already making the rounds online. Snapdragon 845, the alleged upcoming flagship System-on-Chip from Qualcomm has started appearing on benchmarking websites like GeekBench 4.
According to a report by Wccftech Snapdragon 845 beats the GeekBench 4 score of Apple A9 in the single-core category. The interesting thing to note here is that Qualcomm has not even announced Snapdragon 845.
According to the original post of Chinese microblogging website Weibo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 scores more than 2600 on the single core benchmark test which means that it is more than the score of Apple’s A9 chipset. One must take into account, that the Apple A9 is not the latest and greatest from Apple and it powered the now considerably outdated iPhone 6S. This does show off the huge gap in the performance between Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and A series from Apple when it comes to single core performance.
Recently, reports were out stating that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 chipset does not exist. This chipset was allegedly going to be seen on the upcoming Google flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Android Police spoke to sources familiar with Qualcomm plans, who confirmed that there hadn't been a Snapdragon 836 in the works. XDA Developers has also confirmed with sources that the next premium SoC from Qualcomm will not be the Snapdragon 836.