Alleged Nokia 9 gets benchmarked, performing on-par with other flagships

Alleged Nokia 9 gets benchmarked, performing on-par with other flagships
We've already seen some leaked photos that allegedly showed us the Nokia 9, encased in a “black box” that was hiding most of its design. However, what we didn't know is how the handset will actually perform.

This might have just changed, as a device that is allegedly the Nokia 9 has been spotted in the database of the popular smartphone benchmarking app, Geekbench. Admittedly, the tests were done with an older version of the app, namely Geekbench 3, while most users have long migrated to the latest Geekbench 4, but if it's the real thing, its results are not less impressive.

The listing on Geekbench is named “HMD Global TA-1004”, and it is running an unnamed Qualcomm processor. Considering recent rumors, we'd be inclined to believe that the CPU is the latest and greatest by Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 835, which can also be found in the Samsung Galaxy S8+, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the newly announced HTC U11. The alleged Nokia 9 also comes with 4 GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1, both of which are pretty much mandatory for a current flagship to compete with the rest of its class.

What about the actual scores it got on Geekbench 3, though? The handset hit scores of 2255 on the single-core test, and 7770 on the multi-core test. To put it in perspective, these results are better than what the Galaxy S8 got on the same version of Geekbench. Considering the Nokia 9 is rumored to come with a near-stock Android, these benchmark results should be a good indicator of its real performance, too. Of course, assuming that this is in fact the Nokia 9.

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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3090 mAh



1. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

The return of the KING !


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

All hail!

3. androiduser

Posts: 511; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

My next phone ¡

8. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

On-par?!? It tops both signle and multi core charts..... So lame iPhonearena.... so lame....

11. bon24x7

Posts: 211; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

12. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I agree..

13. Nopers unregistered

It only tops single core if you ignore iPhones. Also, it appears this came from geekbench 3 according to GSM arena.

16. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

haha i like the comment "IPHONEARENA "

4. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nokia should launch Nokia 9 in month of September.So we can have latest Android.Hope other OEMs do the same.

6. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Nokia's will get updates super fast... they are counting on that as a selling point..

9. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

where does it say September?

10. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

I am just guessing.Because Android Developer Preview's final version hits in late August.

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017


7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22249; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice! Makes me even more eager to get my hands on a flagship Nokia handset.

14. Monty007

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

I think the results are better than any other phone

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the results are from GeekBenck 3!!! So it ain't saying much.

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