Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Exynos 9820 shows up on Geekbench

Geekbench listing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Exynos 9820 SoC. (Source: Mobielkopen / Geekbench)
Geekbench listing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Exynos 9820 SoC. (Source: Mobielkopen / Geekbench)
A somewhat intriguing listing of a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 powered by the Exynos 9820 has surfaced on Geekbench. The mention of the Exynos 9820 raises a question as to whether there will be two models of the Galaxy Note 9 as the upcoming phablet was originally thought to feature the Exynos 9810 SoC.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is not too far away from being official but that hasn't stopped the leaks from coming. A new listing of the phablet has been spotted on Geekbench and while most of the details are already known, an interesting aspect this time is that the phablet is shown sporting an Exynos 9820 SoC.

The Geekbench listing shows the SM-960X (which is the Note 9's model name) as having an 'universal9820' SoC with 4 GB RAM. The listed Android version is 8.0 although we know that the Note 9 will, in all likelihood, come with Android 8.1 onboard. Therefore, this could be some prototype device undergoing testing on older software. The benchmark scores themselves seem to be pretty impressive at about 4089 for single-core and 12246 for multi-core. This places it ahead of current flagship SoCs including the Apple A11 Bionic in the iPhone X

We have previously reported on the new Exynos 9820 SoC in detail. With a 2+2+4 DyamIQ architecture, it will most definitely power the upcoming Galaxy S10 (or whatever Samsung decides to call it). This listing, however, raises some questions. Could it be that Samsung might offer two variants of the Galaxy Note 9 — one with the Exynos 9810 and the other with the Exynos 9820? Is Samsung trying to one-up Apple before the latter debuts the Apple A12? Or, is the listing fictitious and just representing an overclocked Exynos 9810?

It is all speculation at this point but if Samsung does offer two variants of the phablet, it could lead to unwanted fragmentation within the same flagship class. We will, of course, get to know more in due course so stay tuned.


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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-07-16 (Update: 2018-07-16)
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.