Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with two chipsets- one with the company’s own Exynos 9810 chipset and the other one with Snapdragon 845 SoC. This is the same procedure the company follows every year, and it’s going to be the same this year as well. Ahead of the official launch at the MWC 2018, both the smartphones paid a visit to popular benchmarking site Geekbench and thankfully, the S9 with Exynos chipset and S9+ with Snapdragon Mobile Platform were benchmarked. Guess what, the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S9 registered better scores than the Snapdragon variant of the S9+. And the irony here is the S9+ has 6GB of RAM, while the S9 used for benchmark had 4GB of RAM.
As you can see in the image, the Galaxy S9 with model number SM-G960F achieved a single-core score of 3648 and a multi-core score of 8894. In the previous benchmark report, the Galaxy S9+ with model number SM-G9650 achieved a single-core score of 2214 and a multi-core score of 8296. Also, it’s clearly visible that the S9 has 4GB of RAM, whereas the S9+ has 6GB of RAM.
All the rumours appeared on the web until now suggested 4GB of RAM for the Galaxy S9 and 6GB of RAM for the Galaxy S9+. Also, the S9+ will get dual camera setup at the back while the Galaxy S9 have to adjust with a single camera. During the benchmark, both the phones were running Android 8.0 Oreo, meaning they’ll arrive with Oreo out of the box.
In the past too, the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S flagships outperformed Snapdragon versions, and this report isn’t surprising. The Exynos 9810 SoC is Samsung’s flagship chipset and the S9, S9+ will be the first ones to make use of the chipset, followed by Note 9 later this year. The chipset is built on 10nm manufacturing process and offers a maximum clock speed of 2.9 GHz.
The Snapdragon 845 SoC, on the other hand, will be present on several other flagship phones such as the Xiaomi Mi 7, OnePlus 6, and so on. This chipset is also built on 10nm manufacturing process and offers a maximum clock speed of 2.8GHz. In terms of graphics, the Adreno 630 GPU on the Snapdragon 845 SoC performs better than the Mali G72 MP 18 GPU on the Exynos 9810 SoC.