Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has appeared on Geekbench benchmarking platform once again. This time, it is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 9810 SoC as opposed to Snapdragon 845 found on the benchmark listing almost two month ago.
The Exynos 9810 SoC found on the Geekbench listing is same as the one found on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ flagship smartphones launched at Mobile World Congress 2018 in February. The listing shows that the octa-core chipset is clocked at 1.79GHz and the smartphone benchmarked runs Android 8.1 Oreo with 6GB of RAM. It scored 2737 in single-core and 9064 in multi-core test.
The score achieved by Exynos 9810-powered Galaxy Note 9 was higher than the equivalent variant powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845. With Snapdragon chipset, the smartphone scored 2190 in single-core and 8806 in the multi-core test. This further proves that Samsung’s flagship processor offers better performance than its competitor from the Qualcomm camp.
Apart from the Geekbench listing, a leak has also revealed the launch date of the upcoming smartphone. Samsung is said to be planning to launch the Galaxy Note 9 early this year. It is also reportedly planning to launch the Galaxy S10 at CES next year and showcase its first foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February.
Now, a new report from SamsungMobile.News claims the Galaxy Note 9 will launch on July 29. This is almost a month earlier than the standard launch time frame of Galaxy Note series. Samsung has pushed ahead the launch of Galaxy Note series only once in the past when it launched the Galaxy Note 7 early in 2016. The smartphone turned out to be catastrophic for the company after it caught fire due to faulty battery. One can only hope that Samsung does not rush through the device without proper battery design.
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In terms of specifications, the Galaxy Note 9 is expected to largely follow on the design of its predecessor. It is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display as opposed to 6.3-inch display found on Galaxy Note 8. It will feature the same metal and glass Infinity Display design and offer re-positioned fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy S9 series. It is rumored to offer a larger battery and support Bixby 2.0. It will be one of the most premium flagship device with S Pen support when it becomes official.