In case you had any doubts about what processor Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone would use, a fresh benchmark test is now available to cast them aside.
Galaxy Note 9 (model number SM-N960U) is powered by Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, aided by 6 GB of RAM - just like the recently released Galaxy S9+. Of course, this must be the North American version of the handset, as other markets will probably get an Exynos 9810-powered Note 9.Performed today, March 28, on Geekbench, the test shows that the Samsung
According to the new benchmark test, the Galaxy Note 9 currently runs Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone's processor performance doesn't seem to be overly impressive, at least not for a device that'll be released in the second half of the year. We're seeing a multi-core benchmark score of 8806, and a single-core score of 2190 - these numbers are comparable to those of the Snapdragon 845-based Galaxy S9+ (8420 in multi-core tests, and 2390 in single-core), and lower than those of the Exynos 9810-based Galaxy S9: 8894 in multi-core, and 3648 in single-core).
Sure enough, things could get better for the Note 9 when the device actually hits the market. We're pretty sure that Samsung still has a lot of software optimization to do, and this might improve the phone's benchmark scores, although probably not by much.
Samsung will likely announce the Galaxy Note 9 in August. The new Note could become the company's first smartphone to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, while also packing a larger battery compared to the Note 8 (pictured above). We're also expecting camera enhancements, plus improvements related to the iconic S Pen stylus.