Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 devices are set to be announced on 29 March 2017, but benchmark results of the phones have already surfaced on the internet. One such result on Geekbench gives us a closer look on the capability of the S8’s new Exynos 8895 processor, and it seems to be more powerful than Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 chipset.
On Geekbench, a Samsung device with the model number “SM-G955F” – which is believed to be the S8+ – appeared in the company’s database with the Exynos 8895 processor, and it shows some impressive numbers. In the single-core test, the device managed to get a score of 1978, and it got 6375 points in the multi-core test.
While the Exynos 8895’s single-core performance is dwarfed by the iPhone 7 Plus‘ very capable A10 Fusion chip, the former’s multi-core performance seems to be the best among devices tested on Geekbench thus far. This even include the Galaxy S8 with the Snapdragon 835 chipset, which received a slightly lower score of 6084 in the same test.
Then again, it’s worth noting that these benchmark results of the Galaxy S8 may be obtained from prototype units. On top of that, while benchmark results do give us an idea of any given processor’s capabilities, it’s wise to practice caution.
In any case, Samsung’s new Exynos 8895 processor does show a lot of promise. Judging by previous Galaxy S phones released in Malaysia, it’s likely we’ll receive the Exynos variant of the S8 too. Regardless, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S8 next week on 29 March.