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.