However, a new report suggests Samsung’s own Exynos 8895, the other, oft-forgotten chip that will likely be tasked with powering non-U.S. variants of the Galaxy S8, may be more deserving of the hype and attention. It is, after all, faster than the Snapdragon 835 — at least according to the latest GeekBench benchmark results.
The results were squeezed from a unit with the model number SM-G955F, which is rumored to be the larger and more expensive Galaxy S8+ handset. The “F” could indicate that the unit in question is meant for international markets, hence the 4GB of memory.
Earlier, it was reported that a higher-specced version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, replete with 6GB of RAM, is headed to China. As if having a smorgasbord of choices isn’t enough, the Chinese seem to have all the luck in the smartphone world.
The numbers are indeed impressive, with the Exynos 8895 marginally outpacing its 10nm competition by scoring 1,978 and 6,375 points in GeekBench’s single- and multi-core tests, respectively. By comparison, a Snapdragon 835-powered Galaxy S8+ managed 1,929 and 6,084 points in the same tests.
It’s also worth mentioning that the Exynos 8895 smokes Huawei’s Kirin 960 silicon (Mate 9 and P10 ring a bell?) in both benchmarks. The Exynos 8895 even beats Apple’s A10 Fusion under multi-core loads, though the iPhone 7 Plus is still king of the hill when it comes to single-threaded performance.
The Exynos 8895 also smokes Huawei’s Kirin 960 silicon (Mate 9 and P10 ring a bell?) in the benchmarks. It even beats Apple’s A10 Fusion under multi-core loads, though the iPhone 7 Plus is still king when it comes to single-threaded performance.
Either way, both top-end Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets are super fast. But let’s not forget: All these glowing accolades won’t mean much if the latest Exynos chip sputters when it matters, which is in the day-to-day. We’ll have to wait until March 29th, when Samsung finally pulls the curtain back on its next flagship smartphone, for the answer.
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