“Every year, Apple comes out with faster and more efficient processors for the iPhone and iPad,” Chris Smith writes for BGR. “The A10 Fusion chip in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is probably the best mobile processor in the world right now for smartphones. It crushes the competition in benchmarks, as recent tests have shown, including the brand new Google Pixel and Galaxy Note 7. And it offers a faster overall performance in real life tests.”

“But every other smartphone maker upgrades the silicon in its devices each year as well, with flagship phones getting the best of the crop. With that in mind, there’s already one mobile device that significantly outscores the iPhone 7 in AnTuTu tests,” Smith writes. “Is it next year’s Galaxy S8?”

MacDailyNews Take: No.

Smith asks, “Or are we looking at early tests for the next-gen iPad Pros?”

MacDailyNews Take: Yes.

“AnTuTu released its top 10 benchmark scores for September, with the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 outscoring every possible device from the competition. Their scores were 172644 and 170123, respectively, and were at least 10000 points higher than the best Android contenders,” Smith writes. “A leak posted by Twitter user @Ricciolo1 teases that a device that will launch at some point in the first quarter of 2017 has broken the 200K barrier in AnTuTu.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Samsung simply cannot compete with Apple’s A-Series chips. No contest. This is very likely a case of Apple besting themselves with the forthcoming A10X Fusion for the next-gen iPads.

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