While Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform got featured on a couple of flagship devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, a relatively unknown Snapdragon 841 chipset has appeared online. Details and images of benchmark scores of a purported Snapdragon 841 leaked on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo. A insider who would prefer to keep his identity secret revealed the details as regards to the chipset in an exclusive message as per the Weibo post. The post shows detailed information on the chipset which is mostly in Chinese language and as well a GeekBench score.
The alleged Snapdragon 841 SoC has a 16 core architecture, making it the first Qualcomm chipset based on such architecture. The CPU is shown as achieving an optimal clock speed of 2.3GHz, which is still lower than the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 845 processor. The processor is still powerful enough and also includes the Adreno 630 GPU.
The Weibo post also shows the Geekbench scores of a device powered by the Snapdragon 841 mobile platform. The SDM 841 also score 2018 points on the single core test which is quite impressive. The device scores 10401 on the multi-core test which is surprisingly higher than the multicore test score of the SD 845-powered Galaxy Note 9. The Note 9 had scored 8806 in multi-core test as per GeekBench results.
The Geekbench listing also shows the chipset is paired with 8GB of RAM. On the software side, the device is running with Android 8.1 Oreo, which is the latest incremental update for Oreo.
However, nothing so far has been confirmed by Qualcomm regarding a Snapdragon 841 chipset. A 16 core processor is also something unheard of so far. It is entirely possible that this is one of the April Fool’s Day pranks given the date mentioned on the Geekbench score image is 1st April.
Qualcomm might announce this next-generation flagship chipset in the next couple of months as an incremental upgrade or the 2019’s flagship chipset.