We all know the Samsung Galaxy S9 is going to be a powerful phone, but we now have a slightly clearer idea of exactly how powerful, as it’s seemingly just been benchmarked.
A Geekbench listing for a phone with a model number linked to the Galaxy S9 shows a single-core result of 3,648 and a multi-core result of 8,894.
To give that some context, in our own tests with the Samsung Galaxy S8 we recorded an average single-core score of 2,008 and a multi-core result of 6,630, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 averaged a multi-core result of 6,524.
The benchmark reveals that this is for the Exynos 9810 version of the phone, which is the one most of the world outside the US is likely to get. In the US the Galaxy S9 will probably be equipped with a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Specs and speed
The listing also says it’s running at 1.79GHz, but that’s probably the speed of the slowest four cores. We already know that the faster four can run at up to 2.9GHz.
While the listing could be inaccurate there aren’t any red flags here, so this is probably the real deal, in which case the Samsung Galaxy S9 should be significantly more powerful than its predecessor, just as we’d expect it to be.