SM-G950 is reportedly the model number of the Samsung Galaxy S8. A video discovered online apparently shows Samsung's upcoming flagship handset registering a spectacular score of 205,284 on the AnTuTu benchmark site. That would make the Galaxy S8 the new top scoring phone, taking over from the Apple iPhone 7's 181,807. The top Android model has been the OnePlus 3T, powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC. That phone tallied 162,423.
The huge jump from the OnePlus 3T's score to the number racked up by the Galaxy S8 could be indicative of the substantial fire power available with the Snapdragon 835 or the Exynos 8895 chipsets. Depending on where you purchase Sammy's new top-shelf phone, one of those two chips will be found under the hood. Last year, consumers in the U.S. and China purchased the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820 SoC inside. Elsewhere, the phone was powered by the Snapdragon 8890 chipset.
Samsung is running behind its usual schedule, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to be unveiled on March 29th in New York City. The actual launch of the two new models should take place on April 28th. There are two possible reasons for the delays. One, Samsung is double and triple checking everything to make sure that the new units don't suffer the same fate as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. That model was recalled twice after a number of units exploded following the phablet's release last year. Samsung's investigation said that battery issues were the culprit.
The second cause of the Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ delay are the low yields that both Samsung and Qualcomm reportedly have suffered while manufacturing their new 10nm chips. That would be the Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets, respectively.
Check out the clip showing the Galaxy S8 scoring a new record on AnTuTu. Simply click on the video at the top of the story.
source: Vimeo, AndroidSoul