Benchmark scores give us a good idea of what to expect from a smartphone chipset’s CPU and GPU. While real-world performance requires a few more parameters to be taken into consideration, benchmarking usually gives us a good idea of what to expect. With the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy A80 that debuts Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 chipset, everyone has been curious as to how it performs. Well, a new AnTuTu benchmark score has emerged, giving us a fair idea of what the new SoC is capable of.
Snapdragon 730 Is Just As powerful As Snapdragon 835
The newly spotted AnTuTu listing is of a smartphone that bears the model number SM-A805F. This is indeed the model number for the Galaxy A80. As for the benchmark score, this phone managed to gain 207082 points. This score happens to be in the same range as that achieved by phones with Snapdragon 835 and Kirin 970 SoCs. Not only is this chipset able to match the score set by flagship chipsets from two years ago, but it does so while being manufactured on the new 8nm process, thus ensuring better overall power efficiency.
To be specific, the Samsung Galaxy A80 comes with a Snapdragon 730G. This chipset offers an octa-core CPU with two Kryo 460 Gold cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six Kryo 460 Silver custom cores clocked at 1.7Ghz. This is paired with an Adreno 618 GPU. The only difference between this chipset and its ‘non-G’ counterpart is with the former’s slightly higher GPU performance (825MHz vs. 700MHz).
The Samsung Galaxy A80’s highlight feature is its rising/swiveling camera module that helps its 48MP + 8MP (wide-angle) + TOF camera setup act as both the rear and selfie shooters. This upper-midrange handset offers a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED that bears a solution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The use of this panel allows for an in-display fingerprint scanner to be embedded underneath. Its Snapdragon 730 chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. For software, the phone makes use of Samsung’s latest One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie. Keeping the lights on is a large 3700mAh battery that supports 25W Super-Fast Charge. The only thing missing here is the 3.5mm headphone jack.