It’s not surprising to see comparisons being made when a new flagship smartphone enters the market. The case of Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9+ is no different.
The war between Samsung and Apple flagship devices seem age old now! Any new release from either of the brands is invariably pitted against each other. When the Galaxy S9 released last week, invariably again comparisons were made. Some even said that the Samsung smartphones were capable of killing the iPhone X market. However, a new benchmark result has come in, which says otherwise.
The devices are being praised for their “reimagined camera” unit which also takes Apple’s Animojis to another level. But it doesn’t appear to be as powerful as it seems. One of the early benchmark results published by AnandTech have called the numbers “awkward.”
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset in the US, and Exynos 9810 in most other markets. Now, a recently released benchmark result reveals that while the Exynos 9810 SoC beats Snapdragon 845, it falls well behind Apple’s A10 and A11 processors.
Revealed in a benchmarking test of a Galaxy S9 demo handset, the Exynos 9810 turned out to be faster than its predecessor, Exynos 8895, but not as fast as Apple’s processors.
Sas for the Samsung fans, two year old iPhone 7 also managed to beat the Galaxy S9+ with Exynos SoC, in both the scores. Meanwhile, a Samsung spokesperson reportedly said that the demo unit at MWC was running special firmware that might not have been optimized. While these numbers do look disappointing, last word will only be out once the official Galaxy S9 devices hit the market. The Samsung flagship smartphones are expected to be officially launched in India on March 6.