Did the Samsung Galaxy S9 go through a benchmark test with the SD-845, 6GB of RAM and Oreo on board?

Did the Samsung Galaxy S9 go through a benchmark test with the SD-845, 6GB of RAM and Oreo on board?
A phone with its model number hidden was recently put through the Geekbench benchmark test. With a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood, 6GB of RAM inside, and Android 8.0 pre-installed, this could be the Samsung Galaxy S9. We emphasized the word "could" because these specs are going to be a common sight as 2018 gets going. However, Samsung is getting first crack at the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which raises the odds a bit that this is indeed Sammy's 2018 flagship phone.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on February 25th during the next Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. The LG G7 will be announced when the manufacturer feels that the time is right, and the recently seen HTC U12 (aka Imagine) could also be weeks away.

The device, whether it is the Galaxy S9 or some other handset, topped the results generated by 2017's Samsung Galaxy S8. The results from the device powered by the Snapdragon 845 showed a single-core score of 2378 and a multi-score tally of 8132. Considering that back in December, the Samsung Galaxy S9+ went through the Geekbench test scoring a similar 2422  and 8351, respectively, it certainly seems plausible that the results below are for the Galaxy S9.

This might have been the Samsung Galaxy S9 discovered on Geekbench

This might have been the Samsung Galaxy S9 discovered on Geekbench


via @UniverseIce

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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27 Comments

1. cncrim

Posts: 1554; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

4gb RAM a sweat spot on performance for android, 6gb RAM will help android glide and scream. Yea yea Apple fan boy will said Apple single cores wipe android single core floor, but look at what the trade off is, battery, it draw so much power now Apple have to throttle the CPU.

5. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I'm honestly much more interested in what the Exynos 9810 will score, Samsung have suggested double the performance in single core. It would push the Exynos near the 4000 range, I find it hard to believe they made such a large leap, but from what I've read about it, it's possible.

8. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

They changed the architecture drastically. I'm more worried about power consumption now

14. sgodsell

Posts: 6703; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Look cpu single core score benchmark scores don't mean much, especially when apps don't depend on a single score to actually run. Most SoCs have much more than a CPU. They have DMA, IPU's, GPU's, and some like the 845's have neural processing units built in as well. Not to mention cache which can vary greatly in type, and sizes. Plus there is the speed of the actual ram itself. Like 1866 MHz ram. Plus there is 16 bit, 32 bit, .. Not to mention how many channels are supported. Don't get me wrong CPU speed is important. However everything comes into play nowadays for mobile SoCs, especially when everything is built into them these days. It's not like you have separate GPUs, or other types of controllers for these chips these days.

15. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1137; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I'm just curious to see if they pulled it off, that's all really. By Samsung's claims their single core performance score should be around 4,000, and the multicore around 10,000. While it says f*ck all about the real life performance, it would be quite a big leap.

24. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's a wider core with faster clock speed. There is no reason not to see a drastically improved single core speed. Biggest concern i have now is power consumption. Also Samsung needs to figure out a way to go all exynos. It's usually more efficient and it uses higher audio codec to boot.

25. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Wait tell 25 S9 anncoment.

27. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Don’t think so single core of Exyons 9810 going to reach 4000 might be 2500+.

2. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Just out 8 GB of RAM in the damn thing like OnePlus does.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3049; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

From performance aspect, 6 or 8 GB doesn’t make difference in current scenario, however from marketing aspect OnePlus needs 8 GB but not Samsung.

7. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Samsung needs 8 GB but not Oneplus* Oneplus is near Stock while Samsung is a festival of bloatware and "extra features".

9. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Have you even used a modern Samsung phone?

11. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I currently own a GS8.. anymore questions? Can't wait to go back to sony in a few months

12. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

6GB of RAM is plenty on my Note 8. Should've waited a few months & got this instead.

20. Cicero

Posts: 1102; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

If you own an S8 and said that this is full of bloatware that you don't deserve it. The bloatware is what MS is ading to it with bonuses? Or what Google ad? You can disable them.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2248; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

They aren’t going to do that for two reasons: the cost of RAM has increased exponentially over the past few years so anytime you can save any unnecessary costs is best and they need to save something to upgrade for the Note 9.

4. Zomer

Posts: 360; Member since: May 31, 2013

S9 = 4GB S9+ = 6GB

22. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

S9 has 4GB ram, not 6

26. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Ram management improved good.

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