Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are less than two weeks away from launch and so far, we know that there will be two variants of each phone based on the processor under the hood.
Where some markets that include the U.S., China, and a few others will receive Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 variants, some other markets in Europe, South America, Asia and other regions will receive Exynos 8895-powered variants. So far, we’ve already seen leaked benchmarks of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and as at the time of this writing, we have our hands on Samsung’s Exynos 8895 benchmarks courtesy of the same Geekbench.
Note that these two processors are manufactured by the 10nm processors and since they are to power the same phone, the performance is not expected to be different, but of course with some margin of errors. According to the two benchmarks, this is indeed the case, where the two processors are recording nearly the same performance scores when taken through single-core and multi-core tests.
An Exynos 8895 SoC running on a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus managed a single-core score of 1978 and a multi-core score of 6375. This variant has Android 7.0 Nougat running the show alongside a RAM of 4GB. While the RAM is the same on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 benchmarks, the OS jumps to the newer Android 7.1.1 Nougat. As for the scores, this variant recorded a higher 2004 for single-core and a lower score of 6233 during multi-core tests.
The fact that Samsung is at the heart of manufacturing both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and Exynos 8895 SoC with the same 10nm processor must have played a huge role in bringing these figures close to each other, but given that these are early tests, we could see some changes in future, especially after various software optimizations.