Samsung Galaxy S9 with Snapdragon 845 onboard hits Geekbench
If we leave aside the official confirmation and a few missing details, we can assume that the Galaxy S9 and its sibling are already here. The upcoming Galaxy flagships have been in the rumor mill for quite a long time, and we bumped into countless leaked sets of technical details and images until now, so there is virtually no space left for surprises. Now, the time has come for the first benchmarks to surface online as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 that appears to have been visiting Geekbench recently is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered model, and the leakster who came up with the screenshot thinks its results are not quite at the flagship level. His Twitter message reads the following: "Snapdragon 845, mediocre results, only expect Exynos 9810 to our surprise, this will be Samsung S9 biggest bright spot."
The "mediocre results" mentioned above are a single-core score of 2,378 and 8,132 points for the multi-core tests. The database entry corresponding to these results also reveals that the Snapdragon-driven Galaxy S9 runs Android 8.0 Oreo (most likely with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top) and has 6 GB of memory. Since the Snapdragon 835 is slower in Geekbench than the Exynos 8895, we should expect to see the same results when the Snapdragon 845 faces the Exynos 8910.
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9/Galaxy S9+ should be less than a month away now, so we will probably see more benchmark results in the coming weeks. For the time being, we still need to take all these leaks with a grain of salt, but there is no need to hesitate from sharing your thoughts with us. Do you think that the Snapdragon 845-powered Galaxy S9 flagships will be slower than their siblings powered by Exynos chips?
Ice universe (on Twitter)