Info about the upcoming Galaxy S9 tandem continue to pour out everyday. Just yesterday, we were treated to some high quality renders of both devices courtesy of Olixar, the case manufacturer. Today, the Galaxy S9+ that is heading to the United States appeared on Geekbench running the Snapdragon 845 processor, and it’s quite impressive.
We have previously seen benchmarks of the Galaxy S9 running their in-house Exynos processor, but the scores were not this good. The Snapdragon variant of the S9+ was able to achieve a single-core scour of 2422 and a multi-score of 8351. While the multi-core of the Snapdragon S9+ beats teh Exynos S9 handily, it loses out in the single-core score.
Previous rumors have claimed that the Galaxy S9+ will not only be larger this year, but it will come with different hardware. This benchmark confirms that the S9+ will feature 6GB of RAM compared to 4GB of RAM in the regular S9, as seen above in the Geekbench comparison. Yesterday, the Olixar renders confirmed the larger device will also have dual cameras instead of one.
As expected, the device is running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and will be required to support Project Treble. Samsung has been very good about updating their flagship phones as of late, and this will only help their cause.