Samsung Galaxy Note 8 benchmarked by GFXBench

It's hard to believe that a week from tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unveiling will be over and Samsung will have officially introduced its high-end phablet. Today, the Galaxy Note 8 made an appearance on GFXBench which gives us a good idea what the specs are going to be like on the device when it becomes official next week. According to GFXBench, the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.4-inch screen carrying a maximum resolution of 1440 x 2960 (QHD+). By default, the phone comes out of the box with a 1080 x 2220 FHD+ resolution and this can be changed at the discretion of the phablet's owner.

The version tested is not the one you'll find in the states since it was powered by the Exynos 8995 chipset. That means that the device benchmarked carried an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU with the ARM Mali-G71 GPU. In the states, the Galaxy Note 8 will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC with an octa-core CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. Both models feature 6GB of RAM inside, along with 64GB of native storage. Even though we expect to see a dual-camera setup on the back of the phablet, the listing shows just a single 12MP camera in back with an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a giant microscope focused on it due to last year's recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Thanks to faulty batteries, the latter had a propensity to explode. At the time, the Galaxy Note 7 was on the way to becoming one of the most popular handsets ever produced by the manufacturer. Samsung is hoping that the Galaxy Note 8 makes everyone forget all about last year's fiasco, and it all starts for real next Wednesday. 

source: GFXBench via MobileXpose

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(22h talk time)



1. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

S8, prepare to hand over the crown.

14. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yep! I personally know a Samsung Rep and they are all down in Florida getting their first look and hands on the device. It's almost time!

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who trust Samsung benchmark? We all know that they are fake and it is proved.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Do you know we live in 2017? They stopped cheating since 2014.

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Samsung isn't as dishonest as OnePlus, you pathetic haters.

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

dishonest like*

6. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Cnour You go enjoy your iPhone 5S and stop crying over nicer phones.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean his $80 track phone.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The article says it is benchmarked with GFXbench. Last I checked, the applictaion is not designed by Samsung. Troll go home!

24. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but I'm trolling from my home, stupid sheeple.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ha ha! Love it. You're so triggered by Samsung having the best ranked phones in the world for years running that it interferes with your daily life. The tears are endless. Bad news, sweetie, it's not going to get any better for you.

7. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Do we need dual cameras on phones,All it is doing is making the price of phones too expensive for consumers,people can not use the cameras everyday,so why are dual cameras really needed,phones are getting too over priced in the current market,Chinese phones will start become very popular because the will be more affordable for consumers

9. iushnt

Posts: 3157; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Now a days, affordable Chinese phones also carry dual camera setup

11. AxelFoley unregistered

I'm sure there are plenty of other affordable options. Purchasing a Note 8 is not mandatory under any law.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I do in a way agree with you. My note 5 took great picture and my s8+ takes awesome picture. I really could care less about dual cameras. But all phones are going to it, even the cheaper phones.

21. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1367; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

True. They will all come now with dual cameras and I like to ask a question if I may? When was tha last time anyone purchased or used a point and shoot camera? Those things are sitting on the shelves of the big box retailers and gathering dust, and now withe the natural progress of the Smart phone device gaining dual lens which further improve their photo prowess. I deduce we will see the end of separate point and shoot cameras devices. Yet I agree the prices increase should not be so steep.

8. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

6.4"? You need Shaquille O'Neal hands to wield this thing.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

6.3" display....but....Still better to hold in hand than 5.5" dosplay iPhone 7 Plus. And next iphone will be iPhone 7S, (the same 4 years old ) Apple are pathetic.

20. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

And that makes you so sad that even a 4-year old phone still a beast compared to other phones. The anwer for that is apple optimized their phone because they provide both hardware and software. Whereas, androids except maybe pixel, needs to have 2 to 4 times specs to have a buttery ui experience and then after few months or at most 2 years the phone is insanely irritating.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17479; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Isn't that the same lame type of comment we've heard about every Note, yet they became so popular that Apple eventually copied them.

10. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Wait, no heart rate sensor? Uhhhh...

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The front camera's resolution should have been bumped up this year!

15. Lumberjack

Posts: 306; Member since: May 04, 2017

Better and bigger sensor inside tiny bezel is impossible.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not that hard to believe PA. They release a Note every year. Since its introduction.

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