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S8+ Snapdragon 835 benchmarks spotted on Geekbench

A score of 4000 means performance is equal to an Intel Core i7-6600U. (Source: BGR)
A score of 4000 means performance is equal to an Intel Core i7-6600U. (Source: BGR)
Benchmarks of the S8+ have leaked on Geekbench, revealing solid (though not game-changing) performance.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are slated to launch in less than a month. The official launch will be in New York on March 29, but the phones won't actually be on sale until April 21. Order numbers for the S8 and S8+ are expected to be astronomical, and Samsung plans to ramp up production to 7.8 million units a month by April, according to Korean hub Naver. Alongside this news comes some benchmarks of the S8+ with the Snapdragon 835 found on Geekbench. 

The 835 is a capable chip, delivering a single-core score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084. In comparison, the S7 tops the official Android leaderboards with single and multi-core scores of 1787 and 5210 respectively. Geekbench benchmark scores are based on a score of 4000, which is the score of an Intel Core i7-6600U. While the 835 is certainly a step up from the previous generation, Apple's iPhone 7s (powered by the A10) still appear to be significantly faster in single-core benchmarks, besting the Snapdragon 835's score of 1929 with a score of 3305.

Still, the Galaxy S8 will likely be the fastest Android handset on the market at release.


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Douglas Black, 2017-03- 5 (Update: 2017-03-10)