US-bound Galaxy S10+ gets benchmarked with 6GB RAM, solid performance scores

US-bound Galaxy S10+ gets benchmarked with 6GB RAM, solid performance scores
Samsung’s next big thing has been repeatedly rendered based on credible inside information and even photographed in the wild (with many UI elements blurred out), but oddly enough, we’ve only seen a couple of pre-release Galaxy S10 family benchmarks making the rounds so far.

However, newly revealed Geekbench Browser data suggests the US-bound Galaxy S10+ variant is indeed almost ready for primetime, racking up solid single and multi-core performance scores of over 3400 and 10000 points respectively.

Those are substantially higher results than what the Galaxy S10 Lite, aka Galaxy S10 E, obtained recently, even though the two phones seem to share a Snapdragon 855 processor (“msmnile” motherboard) and 6GB RAM count.

US-bound Galaxy S10+ gets benchmarked with 6GB RAM, solid performance scores

The most logical explanation for the huge browsing speed gap is that this particular Samsung Galaxy S10+ prototype is far more advanced, running optimized Android 9.0 Pie software for an imminent commercial rollout.

Then again, while the SM-G975U manages to essentially match the purported single-core score of a pre-release Sony Xperia XZ4 version, the latter still reigns supreme in terms of (theoretical) multi-core power, with an edge of around 2500 points.

That may have something to do with the XZ4 packing 8 full gigs of memory, although two different Galaxy S10+ variants (with 6 and 8GB RAM) are obviously not to be ruled out.

By the way, the SM-G975U model number is expected to designate the unlocked US-specific Galaxy S10 Plus, following in the footsteps of a Galaxy S9+ that carries the SM-G965U model number stateside.

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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25 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 915; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Will 6Gb be enough going into 2019?

3. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1521; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Considering the vast majority of people are still running phones with 4Gb it should be fine. Unless you think the Pixel 3, S9, Note 9, and just about every flagship is obsolete already.

6. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Note 9 has 6gb.

9. scarface21173

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Oneplus 6T 8gb

7. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If the ram they put inside the s10 line are of high-quality and optimized then yes. Midrange phones with 2-3gb are still good, the problem is android and apps getting more features every year that ram can't keep up when multiple apps are open.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What do you mean by high quality and optimized? What the heck even is optimised ram?? It's probably gonna have LPDDR5 which is the best one yet. That said, many phones with 2GB ram tend to lag and reload apps too often. Even 3GB is not that good. Therefore 4GB should be the absolute minimum.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Don't think it will be LPDDR5 unfortunately AFAIK Samsung's LPDDR5 is curent only release as 1GB chips, so they will be limited 4GB for the 855/9820

8. androiduser

Posts: 504; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Yes it will but 4gb isn't, if the s10 lite will only have 4 then Samsung is extremely stupid, they put 6 in midrange phones yet won't put 6 in their flagship phone? If they do so I won't buy the s10 lite and I will just buy an another phone from another company

11. Fred3

Posts: 397; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

oneplus 6t mclaren 10gb ram tied with the op 6t 6gb ram and 8gb in a benchmark race on Gary Explains youtube channel... It'll be enough

14. AmashAziz

Posts: 2891; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It tied because Gary's test doesn't test whether apps will be kept open in the background. Amount of RAM has little to do with speed, unless it's too low like 1GB. So while 6GB is good enough for a phone, it will cause apps to reload more often than 10GB.

13. michaelny2001

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

no, not enough. My oneplus 3 has 6GB and 64GB ROM. if i am to upgrade i need at least 8GB ram and 128ROM, otherwise i'll stick to what i have.

2. S4NDY

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Almost same as Kirin 980 in Mate 20 pro

5. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Much better in GPU performance, for whom it may concern.

21. AbhiD

Posts: 613; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Ummm.... No! Didn't you see Xperia XZ4 scores with S855? 3500 Singlecore, 12500 Multicore, 390k Antutu, and not to mention extremely superior GPU, battery efficiency and AI co processor. Just because Samsung fails to properly optimise performance, it isn't Qualcomm fault. Btw, Oppo's leaked bench of S855 showed 3800 in single core.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

"Those are substantially higher results than what the Galaxy S10 Lite, aka Galaxy S10 E, obtained recently, even though the two phones seem to share a Snapdragon 855 processor (“msmnile” motherboard) and 6GB RAM count." No, the only explanation for lower score is that it will not use SD855. Probably SD675.

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1240; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Another explanation being it was running in power-saving mode.

15. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Maybe..but who runs benchmarks on unreleased devices in power-saving mode?

16. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1240; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The company that makes them and wants to tweak the powersaving feature and not lose too much performance.

18. yalokiy

Posts: 903; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

We'll see. I'm still not convinced :)

17. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Wow that score is lower than iPhone X

19. Tipus

Posts: 801; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Wow, right? :)))

22. AbhiD

Posts: 613; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Still your iPhone will get it's ass handed over to S855 powered phones in speedtests, gaming and sustained performance numbers.

23. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

iPhone XS Max is unbeatable speedtest winner in phonepuff speedtests. So sorry but no.

25. AbhiD

Posts: 613; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

But iPhone X lost to pretty much most android flagships. Compare 7nm chip with another 7nm one. And that will be S855 whipping the ass of Apple.

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