Galaxy S10+ Visits Geekbench with Exynos 9820; Benchmark Score Close to Apple A12 Bionic SoC

The Exynos 9820-powered variant of the upcoming Galaxy S10+ comes close to matching the iPhone XS Max on Geekbench.


The SM-G973N variant of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 powered by an Exynos 9820 SoC and 6GB of RAM had surfaced on Geekbench last month. The Exynos 9820-powered SM-G975F variant of the Galaxy S10+ has now appeared on the popular benchmarking platform, posting more impressive scores in both the single-core and multi-core tests.

Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F Posts Impressive Scores on Geekbench

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ SM-G975F variant with 6GB of RAM managed to score an impressive 4,472 points in the single-core test and 10,387 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench. In comparison, the Galaxy S10 variant powered by the same chipset achieved 4,382 points in the single-core test and 9,570 points in the multi-core test. The SM-G975U variant of the Galaxy S10+, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, posted a single-core score of 3,413 points and a multi-core score of 10,256 points on Geekbench last month.

Going by the leaked benchmark scores, the Exynos 9820 variants of the Galaxy S10 series smartphones may have an edge over the Snapdragon 855-powered variants, at least on Geekbench. Both the chips offer a significant improvement in terms of performance as well as efficiency compared to their predecessors. Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset, which is another flagship 7nm SoC, achieves around 3,500 points in the single-core test and 10,000 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench. However, it is Apple’s A12 Bionic chipset that still remains king of the hill when it comes to Geekbench. The flagship 7nm Apple SoC can score over 4,700 points in the single-core test and over 11,000 points in the multi-core test. This means the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone may not be able to beat last year’s iPhone XS and XS Max, at least when it comes to benchmarking performance.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ is set to be unveiled at the company’s Unpacked event in San Francisco on February 20. In addition to the Galaxy S10+, Samsung will also be launching the standard Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10e at the same event. We may even see Samsung’s first foldable “Galaxy F” smartphone go official at the upcoming event.