It was just few weeks ago that Samsung made the Galaxy S9 and S9+ official, so it’s time to shift the media attention to the upcoming Galaxy Note9 with various leaks here and there. The device has been lately spotted in the Geekbench database.
Precisely it’s the SM-N960U model, the one that will be sold in North America market. It’s going to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC expectedly, just like the US-bound S9 duo. The Note9 also has 6GB of RAM (like its predecessor) to support the flagship chipset.
Remarkably, the model that appeared on Geekbench had Android 8.1 Oreo on board. That’s of note because the S9 and S9+ came with Android 8.0, and the updates that Samsung is currently rolling out to the Note8 and S8 are also based on that iteration of Google’s operating system. So the Note9 could probably be the first Samsung device run Android 8.1 out of box. This in a way looks like that of last year, when the S8 duo launched on Android 7.0 while the Note8 got 7.1.1 from day one.
The Note9’s Geekbench results, 2,190 single-core score and 8,806 multi-core, are about in line with what you can expect from a handset with the Snapdragon 845. The different Android version employed might have skewed those numbers somewhat, especially if it hasn’t yet been properly optimized.