Announced at a media event on Thursday, Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 9 comes packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the same CPU that powers the Galaxy S9 and S9+ released in March. Also like the S9, the new Note 9 sports 6GB of RAM, or 8GB when purchasing the top-tier model with 512GB of onboard storage.
Putting Samsung’s device to the test, Tom’s Guide ran a series of benchmarks and compared the results with past performances logged by competing Android handsets, as well as Apple’s iPhone X.
Starting with Geekbench 4, the Note 9 managed a multi-core score of 8,876, a more than 2,300 point improvement over last year’s Note 8. The 6.4-inch phablet also outperformed its Galaxy S9+ counterpart, which put in a score of 8,295, making it the fastest Samsung handset available today. OnePlus’ eponymous OnePlus 6, which comes toting 8GB of RAM, was the only Android device to turn in higher marks with a score of 9,088.
It should also be noted that almost a month ago, the iPhone with 4GB RAM in Geekbench appeared, which achieved 4673 points in the single-core and10912 points in the multi-core test, and Apple seems to be preparing to make the next iPhone even more powerful against the Android smartphone competition.
As for the graphics test, the winner in the 3DMark Slingshot Extreme 3.1 test was OnePlus 6 with 5124 points, with iPhone X being second with 4994 points and Note 9 on the third with 4639, showing little improvement over S9 +, which achieved 4634 points while Note 8 is in the pre-final position with 3710 points.