New Galaxy Note 9 benchmark test surfaces: US version of the phone likely has 6 GB of RAM

New Galaxy Note 9 benchmark test surfaces: US version of the phone likely has 6 GB of RAM
Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will probably not be announced before August, but the company is - unsurprisingly - already testing the phone. Just a couple of days ago, a Snapdragon-based Note 9 was benchmarked on Geekbench, so we now have a new pseudo-proof that the handset exists (most likely, no one was doubting that anyway).

The new Galaxy Note phone that's been benchmarked has the model number SM-N960U. This is almost certainly a US-bound Note 9, as it succeeds the SM-N950U - one of the official US variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (pictured above). The phone is listed as featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor and 6 GB of RAM.

We have to mention that it's the second time when we're seeing the SM-N960U on Geekbench, the first time being back in March. Both now, and in March, the smartphone was listed with the same CPU and RAM amount, as well as with Android 8.1 Oreo on board. While a singular listing may be inaccurate, when we have two of them showing similar specs, it's highly likely that they are accurate.


The new benchmark test reveals single-core and multi-core scores similar to those of the Snapdragon 845-based Galaxy S9. However, since this has to be a pre-production Galaxy Note 9, we shouldn't read too much into these scores.

Earlier this month, an Exynos-based Galaxy Note 9 was reportedly tested on Geekbench. While that may have been a fake test, we're pretty sure that a Note 9 featuring a Samsung-made Exynos processor is also in the making, although not for the US market. Interestingly, the Exynos variant could come with 8 GB o RAM, instead of 6 GB.

Regardless of the processor powering it, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will probably not look too different from the Note 8. But that's not a bad thing, right?

Thanks for the tip, Shaw!

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)

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21 Comments

1. Foxgabanna unregistered

Yeah it is a problem. It’s going to make me feel just like i did upgrading my S8 to an S9. I ended up taking it back and these bench,ark scores aren’t nothing to write home about either.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Is this the same story you people will say every year about Samsung?

3. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I have a Note 8 and an old Sony Z5 Premium. Z5 Premium is noticeably faster despite old specs. Samsung version of Android is bloated and slow.

7. Georgio

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Stop telling lies ! I have a note 8 since September last year and is fast like hell. I also have an xperia xz ; my note is faster.

11. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

My N8 got slower.

16. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

You still didn’t showed pics of your Note 8 which got burn in in just 3 weeks. ;)

14. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

its fast but not as fast as other phones .. actually its as fast but not as FLUID

21. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Only buy snapdragon versions of samsung and only if bootloader has been successfully unlocked. It is the only reason i did not buy the S8, can't deal with knox and all the samsung bloatware.

4. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

another rehashed obsolete and boring, this at least has a stick to get your snot out

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Dude, this is not an Apple article. So, stop bashing Apple in a Samsung article.

17. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

That still doesn’t changes the fact that Sony’s mobile division is falling day by day.

6. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Finally say hi to A10X...man it took a long time, but we are getting closer. The A12 processor said WTF...that’s all you have. I’ll wait to see you in 2020.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And the A10x said, "Sorry I lost real world speed tests to the Note 8 and S9. Kind of embarrassing."

18. deleon629 unregistered

A10x Also said, "I still don't have to multitask, so there's technically no point in being compared at all." "What's a 'Dex' feature, again?" lol

19. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

A10X says "I have been multitasking since iOS 4. You are now just knowing that? Remember that was back in 2010 when I was A4/A5 chipset. Dex who? Dex Pad? Is this a cheesy mockery of Chrome OS. MacOS serves a purpose of our macbook lineup that is much more powerful than web OS. As an A10X processor...I have one question...how many Dex Pads have been used and sold?"

9. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

take note. That's how you do it.

10. CecicliaGarcia

Posts: 27; Member since: May 08, 2018

take note. That's how you do it.

12. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

What can a sort of disable phone iphone do in front of the highly capable smartest phone Galaxy NOTE? The processor comparison doesn't make sense honestly

13. Foxgabanna unregistered

Don’t start. iPhones have the decency to optimize their phones for their customers while we just get spaghetti at the wall and check and see how long it holds up.

15. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I'm sorry but this is dumb... Samsung needs to change this "note same as S" crap .... the mate 20 and the 2018 iPhone will have new SOCs built on 7nm ... the note was always the power user phone .. its not anymore .. its just a phone hogged down to not make the people who bought the s9 bad for their choice...

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