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Leaked Geekbench results show stout Galaxy S8 Plus multi-core performance

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Mar 3, 2017
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  1. With Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch event less than a month away, leaks are cropping up left and right. The latest information to slip through the cracks comes courtesy of Slashleaks in the form of a Geekbench test result.

    The benchmark, for a device called the Samsung SM-G955U (believed to be the Galaxy S8 Plus as the standard Galaxy S8 is known as SM-G950X), turns out a single-core score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084. While the multi-core score is no doubt impressive, we’ve seen far better single-core scores from other devices.

    The listing, which was uploaded on March 2, references a Qualcomm processor with eight cores clocked at 1.9GHz (believed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) alongside 4GB of RAM running Android 7.0 Nougat.

    Samsung last month officially unveiled its homegrown Exynos 8895 chip. Built on a 10nm manufacturing process, this octo-core chip will appear in some versions of the Galaxy S8 although odds are, its use will be limited to international models.

    The Galaxy S8 was a no-show at Mobile World Congress with Samsung electing to hold off on unveiling its next flagship until March 29 at an event in New York City. Announcing the phone at MWC would have put Samsung in the spotlight although some will argue that hosting its own event away from a conference will garner even more media attention.

    At this rate, there won't be much for Samsung to reveal. Just a few days ago, serial leaker Evan Blass published a press render of the Galaxy S8.

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  2. Greg S

    Greg S TS Evangelist Posts: 1,607   +443

    Regardless of your smartphone of preference, I don't think we are really being limited too much by computing power in our phones. They play and record 4k video and that's good enough for me. 4k120fps recording would be pretty cool, but a rarely used feature by most.

    I'd rather lose a bit of mobile performance for extended battery life.
    Julio Franco and MoeJoe like this.
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,191   +1,256

    Agreed. On the upside, the Snapdragon 835 is supposed to improve battery life even with the performance increase.

    We'll be putting that to the test when time comes, of course.
    Reehahs likes this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,134   +3,559

    Saw their newest commercial tonight .... it appears to show them piercing a battery to show it's safety, but according to the rest of the rag sheets, this battery is not completed in design much less in production, unless they have suddenly gone into the battery making business ......
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,788   +3,168

    Samsung does make batteries, google Samsung SDI.
    wastedkill likes this.
  6. Billy Vinson

    Billy Vinson TS Enthusiast Posts: 54   +34

    I personally think they made both versions of the Galaxy S8 as Edge versions because they know 99% of the people that buy the Galaxy S8 will break their phone within a few weeks and have to buy another one.

    They are making up for the Note 7 where they lost 1 billion dollars. The Edge phones are money makers because they are junk and they break extremely easy. I had the Galaxy S7 Edge for two days before the screen cracked. It's a total scam. I hope the S8 flops really bad.
  7. Zoner1501

    Zoner1501 TS Enthusiast Posts: 55   +18

    I got a Galaxy S6 Edge day 1 when it was released, I don't keep it in a case or use any screen covers, it's still looks brand new even tho I use it extensively.
  8. TechHeadKeta

    TechHeadKeta TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Looks like a phone I could use, looking at the processor.

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