The Galaxy S9 will only be officially announced on February 25, but, as is common in the technology industry, information on it has come up on the web well in advance. The novelty of the time is a benchmark test conducted on the Geekbench platform.
The test shows, in numbers, the calculated power of one of the Galaxy S9 versions. The version in question is the one that will come with Exynos 9810 processor, produced by Samsung, and will be sold worldwide, including in Brazil, but not in the United States.
There, a deal with local operators has forced Samsung to put a top-of-the-line Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm on its top-of-the-line phones. The most powerful of the moment, the Snapdragon 845, is what will be used in the North American version of the new device.
But whoever buys a Galaxy S9 outside the US will not have to complain. The test discovered by SamMobile in the Geekbench shows that the Exynos 9810 chip is even more powerful than Snapdragon 845, and if it is correct, it will make the S9 the most powerful Android phone in the world right now.
The tested model made 3,648 single-core points (where only one processor core is stressed) and 8,894 multi-core points (where multiple cores are simultaneously stressed). It’s much more than the Galaxy Note 8, which currently holds the fastest Android title on the Geekbench.
Samsung’s latest top of the line made 1,960 single-core points and 6,473 multi-core points in a model using Samsung’s Exynos 8895 processor. But although it seems to be far superior to Note 8, the Galaxy S9 should still miss out on the latest iOS devices.
The iPhone X, which uses Apple’s Aion Bionic chip, makes 4,204 single-core points and 10,110 multi-core points on the Geekbench. That is, if the S9 test is correct, it will not be this time that Samsung will outperform Apple at maximum processor power. Although, in practice, little difference can be noticed by an ordinary user.
It is worth mentioning that the benchmark that has emerged now may well have been made with an unfinished test model of Samsung’s handset. Therefore, we can only be certain of these numbers when the Galaxy S9 is officially released and practical tests can be done by users and experts.