Just a day after Twitter tipster Ice Universe shared the Galaxy Note 9’s design, the phablet has been spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench. The Galaxy Note 9 benchmark listing suggests that it was the Snapdragon variant of the phablet with model number SM-N960U. Samsung sells the Snapdragon model of its flagship phones in the US and China. The US version of Galaxy Note 8 had the model number SM-N950U.
The SM-N960U will be the successor to last year’s SM-N950U. According to the Galaxy Note 9 benchmark listing, the device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB RAM. It’s the same processor that runs the current Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The listing, which surfaced on May 9th, reveals that the phablet would have the Android 8.1 Oreo software. Of course, it will have Samsung’s custom skin on top of Android Oreo.
The phone scored 2,411 points in single-core and 8,712 points in multi-core tests. The Galaxy Note 9 benchmark scores aren’t that impressive. They are similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus, which is powered by the same Snapdragon 845 processor. By comparison, the iPhone X had scored 4,061 points in single-core and 9,959 points in multi-core tests.