Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ May Launch Early, S9+ Appears In Benchmark With 4GB RAM

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Samsung recently revealed its latest flagship System on Chip, the Exynos 9810, to the world. This processor is expected to be present on the brand’s next year’s Galaxy S series flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

Samsung might plan on introducing the upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship series during an earlier-than-usual launch event, at least according to a recent tweet from industry leakster Ricciolo who has a fairly accurate track record.

The source also adds that the next model will take advantage of a dual camera setup, and will have a few new “tricks” up its sleeve similar to the iPhone X’s. Exactly what this implies is unknown, and the vagueness leaves room for quite a few possibilities, ranging from the inclusion of a Face ID-like feature building on top of Samsung’s existing Iris Scanner to the omission of a 3.5mm headphone jack.

On the other hand, Samsung’s “new features” or “tricks” said to share similarities with the iPhone X’s might translate into the lack of a fingerprint sensor replaced altogether by a Face ID-like feature.

It has been previously rumored that the upcoming model will ditch the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, and while this could be described as a move that follows in Apple’s footsteps, it arguably doesn’t count as an upgraded feature for many Android smartphone users.

As some of you may already know, the two devices have been given new model numbers: SM-G960 and SM-G965. The latter was recently spotted at Geekbench, along with some of its specs.

Now an upcoming Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G965F has appeared on the Geekbench running the Exynos 9810 SoC. The phone is being speculated to be the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S9+.

As per Geekbench results, the Exynos 9810 on the alleged Galaxy S9+ is an octa-core SoC with a base clock speed of 1.50GHz. The phone running with Exynos 9810 is equipped with 4GB of RAM, which suggests towards 4GB of RAM for the base Galaxy S9 variants.

The company is also expected to launch some models with 6GB of RAM in markets like South Korea and China. It is quite likely to be just a test unit of the Galaxy S9+ on Geekbench with lesser RAM. The phone has a single-core score of 1,191 and multi-core score of 3,835.

As for the Samsung Exynos 9810, the SoC is manufactured using the 2nd-gen 10nm FinFET fabrication process. The new SOC will feature the brand’s 3rd-gen custom CPU cores, upgraded graphics processing unit and gigabit LTE modem with industry-fist 6CA support.

The new processor is expected to come with the brand’s latest 1.2Gbps modem, which is capable of reaching maximum download speeds of 1.2Gbps.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S9’s potential early market launch, this could be a way for the Korean tech company to try and maintain its market supremacy in the wake of the iPhone X’s launch.

Note: These results are lower than those obtained by the Galaxy S8+, so it looks like the screenshot might be fake.

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