Early Geekbench listings give us a look at the Exynos 9830, and it makes for grim reading
News about the Galaxy S11 series has been hotting up lately, with CAD renders of the Galaxy S11e, Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ all appearing online within the last week. Two renowned leakers have disagreed over the design of the latter too, with OnLeaks'CAD renders of the Galaxy S11+ not quite being the "nuclear weapon" that Ice Universe promised fans it would be.
At the same time, a device purporting to be the Samsung SM-G986B has surfaced on Geekbench. The SM-G986B is likely the codename for the global version of the Galaxy S11 5G, seeing as the SM-N976B is the comparable edition of the Galaxy Note 10. The three benchmarks report the SM-G986B being equipped with 12 GB of RAM and an Exynos 9830 SoC, both believable components for Samsung's next flagship. Specifically, the latter carries the identifier ARM implementer 83 architecture 8 variant 1 part 4 revision 0, although we can only currently find references to this on Geekbench.
Averaging the three results, the Exynos 9830 scores 502 points in the Geekbench 5.0.3 single-core benchmark and 2,350 points in the multi-core version. We have only benchmarked the Snapdragon 855+ and A13 Bionic on Geekbench 5 so far of the processors against which we could compare the Exynos 9830 as it remains a relatively new benchmark, so our data set is relatively small. However, the Exynos 9830 scored 20% shy of the Snapdragon 855+ and 37% less than the A13 Bionic in the multi-core benchmark, while it fell significantly further behind in the single-core benchmark.
Please note these scores are all from Geekbench 5. Geekbench 4 will report much higher scores. While we would not rule out these listings being fake, they have a 100% trust score on Slashleaks from a contributor who has 90% accuracy from 519 leaks. Hence, we would not dismiss them at this stage, either. If they are true, then they will likely be from a prototype that will not necessarily reflect the performance of the Galaxy S11 or the Exynos 9830.
However, both would need to improve substantially just to reach the levels of existing competing hardware. Apple and Qualcomm will up their game again for the next flagship SoCs, so it seems Samsung has plenty of work to do in the coming months before it readies itself for the Galaxy S11 series launch next quarter.
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