New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 benchmark test reveals Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6 GB of RAM

New Samsung Galaxy Note 9 benchmark test reveals Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6 GB of RAM
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. 

Performed today, March 28, on Geekbench, the test shows that the Samsung 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.

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. 

source: Geekbench 

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. gamehead unregistered

This phone will be the hotness.

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

No. Exynos variant is usually hotter than SD one, this time literally...

13. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Probably won't be a big hit due to the high price.

2. ReticentHamster

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Bleh... very predictable specs. Still was hoping for a return to the glory days when the Note was a beacon of the most obscene specs and such. It appears that the Note line has become something different. I know it probably isn't going to happen, but I would love to see a screen size increase to 6.4 inches. All the modern phones are so narrow, making the video area smaller than even the 5.7 inchers of yesteryear. They could easily make the screen a hair bigger and trim the top and bottom bezels to make the footprint roughly the same. Probably not gonna happen, but hey - a man can dream can't he?

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You say that but it is definitely better for watching actual films that are longer than 16:9

8. ReticentHamster

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

That is true, and there are many benefits to having a tall screen over a "regular" 16:9 ratio. The fact that I've never owned a 18:9 or taller phone kind of condemns my opinion too. I own a 16:9 5.7" Galaxy A8 and would rather not get a narrower screen if I don't have to.

24. hansip87

Posts: 227; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

unfortunately such video is few and far between, when the actual released-for-public video comes with standard 16:9, but blackboxed.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

There is now a Note sheep herd around the world

9. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I want to see images better than the P20 pro, and in screen FP sensor.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung should add more 2 gig of ram since Note 9 going to pack with Spen software and aramoji.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Samsung knows that the S9 are selling below expectations. Thus to create more excitement why not bring out more info the Note 9. 2018 S9 sales = less than 60-70 million through the year 2018 Note 9 sales = less than 15-20 million through the year Where in the world does Samsung make up the other 200 million phones to achieve 300 million sold in 2018? Apple sells these numbers in one quarter while it takes Samsung a full year to accomplish these numbers.

15. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Compete with Chinese OEM’s aren’t easy there midrange phones comes with 6 gig of ram.

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

RAM is only one aspect of creating better performance. However, people care most about user experience.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay brainiac, Samsung has more then 3 models. You isheep make me laugh. No one knows what they will sale in 2018 since we are only 3 months into the year. Don't get your hopes up, Timmy boy isn't going to send you a check.

26. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You still don't get it, Samsung has to compete with 100s of Android manufacturer whereas no one is selling iOS devices except Apple. If a customer want a Android devices he/she have 100s of choices & if he/she want's to purchase an iOS device than they only have one choice i.e. Apple.

34. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

There is the 2017 and 2016 lineups, which are still selling pretty okay, given the amazing sales on them. Samsung also sells a lot of low-end phones in developing markets, since these $1000 phones are equivalent to half-year's wage out there. I'm actually quite surprised they sell so little.

36. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Unfortunately the price of S9 and S9 plus drops so fast S9 plus 755$ now and S9 650$.

16. simppa

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 28, 2018

As everybody is copying each other why no other maker is making a phone with pen for less price, sure it would caught a lion share of the sales?

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Just put a huge battery in this year. If Huawei can out a 4000mAh battery in a 7.8mm phone Samsung has no excuse. Figure it out.

23. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Because there’s nothing wrong with the battery life on the current Samsung flagships. From personal experience, they have the best battery life out of any phone I’ve ever used. People wouldn’t have to worry about battery life so much if they’d quit living like a brain dead zombie with their faces glued to their phones all the time

31. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

nothing wrong with battery life? Even it's outperformed by the competitors and most users are happy to have longer battery life?

25. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Samsung make Note9 with flat display! S Pen works better with flat display and with flat display will looks different not like 99% like S9+

27. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

for god sake, make 128 gb as the base storage now !!

35. Foxgabanna

Posts: 597; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Meh.... The S9 isn't selling well either.

37. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

The Note will again be the king of performance

38. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

And they forgot to mention that it will be upgraded to Android P in April 2019

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