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Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be speedier than the Snapdragon variant

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Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be speedier than the Snapdragon variant
Samsung has made a habit out of launching its flagship phones with different processors (either Qualcomm Snapdragon, or Exynos), depending on the market. This was the case with the Galaxy S9 series - released earlier this year - and things won't change with the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to be announced sometime in the second half of 2018.

Not long after seeing a Snapdragon 845-based Galaxy Note 9 (model number SM-N960U) in a benchmark test, we've now spotted a test revealing a version of the phone that's powered by Samsung's own Exynos 9810 CPU. Similar to the Snapdragon variant, the Exynos-based Galaxy Note 9 (model number SM-N960N) is listed on Geekbench, runs Android 8.1 Oreo, and features 6 GB of RAM - not 8 GB of RAM, as a previous fake test wanted us to believe.

The new benchmark test shows that the processor performance scores of the Exynos Note 9 are superior to those of the Snapdragon variant: 2737 in single-core and 9064 in multi-core (vs. 2190 and 8806, respectively). Thus, in real life, the Exynos 9810-based Galaxy Note 9 should be a bit faster than the model powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845. But that shouldn't surprise anyone, as the Exynos 9810-based Galaxy S9 is also faster than the Snapdragon 845-based S9.

Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to be speedier than the Snapdragon variant
 
Just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ that are powered by the Exynos 9810 processor, the Exynos Note 9 will likely not be released in the US, where only the Snapdragon 845 model should be sold (at least officially). Nevertheless, we're hoping that both variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be worthy successors to last year's Galaxy Note 8 (pictured above). 

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