Motorola’s next flagship, the Moto X40, which will be released for the Chinese market, has already been tested in AnTuTu, and the score it achieved is a record one. The phone will most likely be called the Motorola Edge 40 Pro when it hits western markets, and it could be one of the best performing devices on the market at launch. Of course, it integrates the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
The Moto X40’s AnTuTu score was published by Lenovo China’s own boss
Chen Jin, General Manager of Lenovo China, has published the first public benchmark of the new Moto X40 on his Weibo account. This will be the company’s new flagship, which will most likely go on sale in the very near future in China. The phone was tested with AnTuTu, version 9.5.2, where it scored no less than 1,312,901 points. This score is higher than any other score achieved by a smartphone so far, suggesting that Lenovo has a few surprises in store for this phone.
Most likely, it’s a new cooling system that can keep the temperature down so as not to allow the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor to throttling and then have to drop performance. However, we should keep in mind that even Qualcomm has promised a 30% performance boost over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, so Motorola’s phone is on track with 30% higher scores.
Most likely, next-gen gaming phones equipped with even better cooling systems and even active cooling will be able to beat such scores with ease. Unfortunately, smartphone manufacturers usually seem to wait for the release of the “Plus” version of Qualcomm processors for such devices. It won’t likely be until the summer that we’ll see the first ROG Phone equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, for example.