International Galaxy Note 9 will come with an Exynos 9810 CPU
It’s long been rumoured that the Galaxy Note 9 will ship with an Exynos 9810 processor in some regions – and now we have some evidence to support that claim.
The international variant (SM-N960F) of the Galaxy Note 9 surfaced on benchmark tool Geekbench’s database earlier this week, with an in-house Exynos 9810 CPU and 6GB of RAM in tow, corroborating earlier rumours claiming that would be the case.
In the test itself, the Exynos 9810-touting Note 9 racked up a single- and multi-core score of 2737 and 9064, respectively. The North American model, which is equipped with a Snapdragon 845 CPU, scored 2190 and 8806 in the same test back in March.
The aim of a Geekbench test is to achieve the highest score. The single-core score is indicative of how the CPU performance when operating on one core, and the multi-core when all its cores were active – eight on the Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845.
It’s worth noting though that benchmark results don’t correlate to real-world performance, so while the Exynos variant comes out on top on paper, it’s possible the Snapdragon model (SM-N960U) could be a lot faster and smoother in the hand.
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The Galaxy Note 9 is shaping up to be a bit more iterative upgrade on the Galaxy Note 8, as previously rumoured, armed with a souped-up CPU; a better dual-camera on the rear, possibly with a variable aperture; a larger battery and a fancier S Pen.
Samsung is expected to take the wraps off the Galaxy Note 9 at an event it’s holding in New York City on August 9.
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