Earlier in the day Honor CEO George Zao confirmed the July 23 launch of their next mid-range phone, Honor 9X. Now AnTuTu has confirmed in Weibo post that the handset will be powered Kirin 810 and scored 237,000 on the benchmarking platform. 

The Kirin 810 is the first 7nm mid-range chipset that covers the middle ground between Kirin 710 and the high-end Kirin 985. The same SoC was earlier used on Nova 5, which also had similar AnTuTu score. 

As mentioned in the AnTuTu’s official post, the Kirin 810 manages to muster higher score than Qualcomm’s latest mid-range Snapdragon 730 and yesteryear flagship Snapdragon 835. 

The Kirin 810 gives would make it easier for Huawei to efficiently manage the middle-tier. Last year, the brand had to rely only on Kirin 659 and Kirin 970 to cover the entire price spectrum ranging from 10K to 60K, and this year Huawei was somehow managing with Kirin 710 and Kirin 980. 

The chipset includes two Cortex-A76 performance cores ticking at 2.27GHz and six Cortex-A55 power cores clocked at 1.88GHz, along with modified Mali-G52 MP6 GPU clocked at 820MHz that’s deemed to be 3x powerful than Adreno 618 on Snapdragon 730. The new chip is about a 70% improvement over Kirin 710. 

Also Read: Huawei Nova 5 Pro, Nova 5 and Nova 5i launched

Other than the chipset, we don’t know much about the upcoming Honor 9X just yet. The upcoming phone could include quad rear cameras and bring forth a new design.

Thanks for the tip Prathik Chouhan

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