Only those hailing from a different planet will remain lost when a discussion about Samsung Galaxy S8+ and its smaller counterpart Galaxy S8 is initiated at this point in time.
If you have been following us, you should have already come across a bunch of articles with respect to both Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The two phones have been in the rumor mills for ages now and in fact, the South Korean tech giant has already confirmed the official launch date of the two.
Now, before the set date of March 29 is here, several images of the phone have already made way to leakland, showing off the phone in its best view yet – and there’s no denying that it’s a real beauty. The images are in harmony with what has been doing rounds in the rumors with respect to the expected design of Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, but it is the first time we’re seeing a Samsung Galaxy S8+ appear in benchmarks.
According to a listing on Geekbench, we now have our first sight of the performance capabilities of Samsung Galaxy S8+. Even though the listing doesn’t specifically mention that this is the S8+, the model number used says it all. The phone is expected to come with model number SM-G955 and on Geekbench, you’ll find model number SM-G955U, definitely an S8+. As for the smaller S8, the model number will be SM-G950.
The listed Samsung Galaxy S8+ comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.9GHz and is paired with a RAM of 4GB, just like the rumors have been putting it. In terms of software, the Galaxy S8+ has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show, which will indeed be the case when the phone comes out in a few weeks’ time.
As for the benchmarks, the SD835-powered Galaxy S8+ managed an impressive single-core score of 1929 while in multi-core tests, it recorded a massive score of 6084. This shows just how fast you can expect the phone to perform, closing in on scores that have previously been seen on the Kirin 960 SoC for the Huawei Mate 9 and now Huawei P10 and P10 Plus.
The fact that Samsung Galaxy S8+ has appeared on Geekbench is an indicator that the phone is probably being tested as at the time of this writing, something that makes perfect sense considering the number of days left before the official launch happens.