The first benchmark of the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 chipset has showed up on the web recently, and from the scores it has managed, the mid-range chipset could definitely prove to be a powerful beast.
There is no doubt that improvements to mobile chipsets over the past two years hasn’t been very impressive, at least as far as Qualcomm is concerned. Its latest flagship chip the Snapdragon 810 has severe thermal management issues and due to high throttling, it seems to barely outperform the Snapdragon 801 in daily usage. However, the Cortex-A72 powered Snapdragon 620 could be one of the most impressive SoCs from Qualcomm in recent times.
The chip was recently benchmarked on the popular cross-platform benchmarking app GeekBench, and managed scores that are superior to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in both the single core and multi core tests. In the single core test, the chip even managed to outrun the Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC. It was only the multi-core test that the Samsung chip gained the upper hand.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 SoC features four 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 cores and four 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 cores for efficiency. First products powered by the chip are expected to debut in the second half of the year.