The Geekbench listing of the Galaxy Note 9 model number SM-N960X highlights the availability of the Exynos 9820 SoC, which is likely to be the successor to the Exynos 9810. The unannounced SoC is found to have eight cores at a base frequency of 1.69GHz. Also, there is 4GB of RAM, and the Galaxy Note model in question runs Android 8.0 Oreo. The handset could run the latest Samsung Experience UX on top of Android Oreo.
Coming towards the scores, the Geekbench listing shows that the mysterious Galaxy Note 9 has received a single-core score of 4,089 and multi-core score of 12,246. These are higher than what the Snapdragon 845 SoC-featuring Galaxy Note 9 was found to have received earlier this year. The Snapdragon version notably received a single-core score of 2,190 and multi-core score of 8,806. The benchmark scores of the Galaxy Note 9 SM-N960X are additionally higher than the scores of the Galaxy S9+ that we recorded at 3,760 for the single-core performance and 8,869 for the multi-core performance.
It is unclear whether Samsung will deploy the Exynos 9820 SoC on the final Galaxy Note 9, or it is so far designed for prototypes. The new chip could also be based on 7nm process. Apple is also expected to use the same process for designing an A12 SoC for the 2018 iPhone lineup.
Last week, it was spotted that the Galaxy Note 9 will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and feature a new colour combination with a mix of Purple-coloured body and Gold-coloured S Pen. The smartphone is rumoured to sport a 6.4-inch QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and include up to 8GB of RAM. It is also expected to have up to 512GB of onboard storage and a dual rear camera setup.
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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a principal correspondent for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send in your leads and tips.