The flagship phone Samsung is expected to unveil next week might not be as speedy as the iPhone that came out a year ago.
And to make this worse for the Korean company, Apple will soon introduce an even faster iOS handset.
Slower than the 2018 iPhone
The Galaxy Note 10 won‘t be announced until August 7 so everything about it is currently unofficial. Still, a Geekbench 4 benchmarking score apparently for this device showed up on Primate Labs’ website. It’s for a “Samsung SM-N976N,” which earlier reports indicate is the model name for the version of this phone to be released in South Korea.
This Android handset scored a 10431 on the Geekbench multi-core test. That puts it well behind the 11261 multi-core score of the iPhone XS, as well as the 11216 score of the XS Max.
And word is the Apple A13 processor in the upcoming iPhone 11 will outstrip all of its Android-based competitors.
Maybe not the final benchmark
That said, this score is slightly slower than the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ introduced this spring, which pulled in 10548 and 10591 respectively. Previous versions of the Galaxy Note have been faster than the S-series models introduced in the same year, so there’s cause for skepticism about this Note 10 benchmark.
The device being tested might not be running the final version of the operating system. Phone makers typically wait to optimize the performance of their products until the last minute. We’ll know more after the Samsung Galaxy Note reaches customer hands later in August.
Via: Sudhanshu Ambhore on Twitter