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Update (Fake) | Samsung Galaxy Note 9 destroys iPhone X in latest leaked benchmarks

A fan-made render featuring a bezel-less display and less intrusive upper notch, plus the in-display fingerprint. (Source: PhoneWorld)
A fan-made render featuring a bezel-less display and less intrusive upper notch, plus the in-display fingerprint. (Source: PhoneWorld)
Fans of the Note series can now rejoice since the latest benchmarks reveal the true power of the phablet. Previous benchmarks presented the Note 9 as a 5 GB device that could end up slower than the S9, but the latest tests show quite the reversal. As a huge bonus, the Note 9 also overpowers Apple's iPhone X, thanks to an unannounced Exynos 9815 SoC.
Bogdan Solca,

Update: Apparently, these test results are nowhere to be found on the GeekBench website. Additionally, there are some inadvertencies regarding how the phone information is presented. RAM should be expressed in MB, not GB, and the Exynos SoC would have to be referred to as "universal9815." The SoC might still end up faster than Apple's A11, but we'll have to wait for official post-launch benchmarks to determine this.

With the Galaxy S9 series already released worldwide and selling quite well, Samsung is now able to focus more on next year’s Galaxy, as well as on the upcoming Note 9. Rumors about the Note have started going around the Net ever since early 2018, when analysts predicted that this model would not come with an in-screen fingerprint sensor, but this did not appear to be the case later on. Back in March, there were some specs and benchmarks leaked on GeekBench, and these did not really look good, as that Note 9 came with 5 GB of RAM and it seemed to be a tad slower than the S9+. However, the newest GeekBench results and specs are more in line with what everyone is expecting from this model.

Instead of being limited to 5 GB, the newest Note 9 specs correctly indicate that it will be coming with 8 GB of RAM. The Chinese testers apparently got hold of the European version that will feature an unannounced Exynos 9815 SoC instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon, which usually powers the US models. The tests reveal that the Exynos 9815 is clearly more powerful than the 9810 SoC found in the current Galaxy S9+ devices, but it also crushes Apple’s A11 Bionic SoC that powers the iPhone X, managing to score 5,162 in single-score mode and 10,704 in multi-core tests. Performance-wise, the Exynos 9815 will end up in between the 9810 and next year’s 9820, so we can already imagine how powerful the latter one is going to be. Also, keep in mind that this is a prototype and the final product could end up even faster then what these benchmarks are indicating.

The Note 9 will be running Android 8.1 out of the box and it is rumored to come with dual fingerprint sensors, although one of the sensors might end up being a regular one on the back, and the other could be integrated in the display. Additionally, the fast-charging solution might not come with the Note 9, as previously rumored.

If Samsung respects its previous release schedules, the Note 9 should be launched some time in August this year. An official announcement is expected in the coming months.


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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1750 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05- 7 (Update: 2018-05- 8)