Leaked Galaxy S9+ benchmarks show Samsung’s next flagship Android phone is a performance powerhouse

Benchmarks for Samsung’s Galaxy S9+ have leaked, promising strong performance for the South Korean company’s next flagship Android phone.

A screenshot of the Galaxy S9+ being put through its paces was posted on Twitter by gadget specs leaker Zyad Atef and shows the phone achieving some impressive scores.

Single-core performance on Geekbench 4 2.0 comes in at a score of 2422, which soundly beats the Galaxy S8’s score of 1956. This is also the first phone to score above 2000 in Geekbench 4 for single-core performance.

Multi-core performance surges to 8351 significantly outpacing the Galaxy S8’s score of 6433.

The performance hike is coming from a Qualcomm octa-core processor, likely the Snapdragon 845, the successor to the Snapdragon 835 found in US and Korean models of the Galaxy S8.

All this paints the picture of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ being a pair of powerhouse smartphones. Such a boost in speed is expected from a next-generation handset, so there’s a good chance that the Galaxy S9 will simply be a more powerful and refined take on the Galaxy S8 than a revolution in design and specs.

Having said that, a boost in speed would likely make the Galaxy S9 models more capable at powering virtual reality apps on the Gear VR headset and offer more performance when transforming the phone’s interface into a desktop experience through using the DeX dock.

The leaked Geekbench scores also show the Galaxy S9+ sporting 6GB of RAM and running Android 8 Oreo, which should set it up nicely for anything 2018 and beyond can throw at it.

There’s a slim chance the Galaxy S9 will be officially revealed at CES 2018, but it’s more likely to make its debut in February likely around the time of MWC 2018, so check back with us in the New Year for more details.

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