Qualcomm’s latest processor, the Snapdragon 820, Apple’s A9 chipset and Samsung’s Exynos 8890 mobile application processor are the most powerful in the world at the moment. According to the latest smartphone processor performance rankings from benchmark site Antutu, the three mobile processors emerged top when pitted against others in the field.
The Apple A9 chip is the one found in Apple’s latest devices like the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is found in notable 2016 smartphones like Xiaomi’s Mi5, LG’s G5, Sony’s Xperia X Performance and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. It is expected to power several other devices throughout the year. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor in most markets.
Huawei’s Kirin 950, the company’s latest chipset from its subsidiary, HiSilicon, comes fourth in the top 10 rankings of the most powerful smartphone processors in the world.
In the top 10, Qualcomm takes five slots. Samsung takes two slots thanks to the Exynos 7420 which powers all of Samsung’s high-end devices from the past year. Apple also takes two slots with the A8 chip on its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also making the cut.
There’s little change when it comes to ranking of the most powerful GPUs as the status quo remains among the top players.
MediaTek, the Taiwanese chipmaker is missing from the list.