Depending on just how much stock you put in benchmark tests, a new entry on Geekbench points to the Exynos 9810 being a stronger processor for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. If accurate, that situation would be consistent with historical differences between Samsung’s in-house chips that they use in international markets and the Qualcomm chips used for the U.S. market.
The new entry on Geekbench shows the Exynos 9810 notching a score of 3648 for a single-core test versus the Snapdragon’s 2378 while the multi-core test yielded results of 8894 and 8132 respectively. The differences are significant, although it is unclear how that may play out in real life use. The other area where Samsung typically excelled was with better power management – and thus, long battery life – with their chips. The Geekbench tests do not give us any hint as to whether that may still be true, but history suggests it will be the case.
Looking back at some historical data, the numbers for the Exynos 9810 appear to be about 25% higher than the Exynos 8895 that Samsung used in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
The big launch of Samsung’s newest flagship is only a couple weeks away now, so we expect more leaks and rumors to pop up on a regular basis.