Purported Galaxy S9 benchmark scores are no match for the iPhone X

Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)
Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)
Benchmarks of a purported Samsung Galaxy S9 model have surfaced on Geekbench. While the scores show it to be one of the fastest Android flagships, it still is miles behind the iPhone X.

Scores of an unreleased Samsung phone have surfaced on Geekbench and going by the model name and processor details, this could very well be the Galaxy S9. The listing on Geekbench (SM-G960F) shows a single-core score of 2680 and a multi-core score of 7787. While the scores are definitely higher than the Galaxy S8 or Note 8, they are way behind the iPhone X's scores of 4198 and 10056, proving once again that Apple is the clear leader when it comes to extracting the maximum performance out of its SoCs.

While the scores provide an estimate of the processing prowess of the Galaxy S9, things are still preliminary at this point. There will be many software and hardware optimizations as we near launch time, which can increase the scores to a certain extent. Also, raw Geekbench scores are never an indicator of the actual experience provided by a device as there are other factors such as the performance of individual components, new software features etc. that ultimately determine how the device fares in real world usage. 

The upcoming Samsung flagship will run Android Oreo out-of-the-box and will sport either the Exynos 9810 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoCs, both of which are built using a 10nm fabrication process. Going by the Geekbench listing the Exynos 9810 seems to be an octa-core chip with a base clock of 1.5 GHz. The Galaxy S9 will also feature dual-rear cameras with Samsung's ISOCELL Slim 2X7 sensor, which is a 24 MP sensor with a 0.9μm pixel size. The Galaxy S9 is anticipated to have a February 2018 release and will come in S9, S9+, and a rumored Mini variant. 

The Galaxy S9 has lower benchmark scores than the iPhone X. (Source: Geekbench)
The Galaxy S9 has lower benchmark scores than the iPhone X. (Source: Geekbench)


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-11-19 (Update: 2017-11-19)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.