Samsung and Apple are planning to unveil their flagship smartphones in 2017 including the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8. Both devices will ship with a brand new generation of processors seeking to outperform older smartphones. Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 835 will power the Samsung Galaxy S8, while Apple?s new A11 chips may power the new iPhones.
However, leaked Benchmark results of Snapdragon 835 chipset seem to indicate that the Galaxy S8 might not be even powerful than the iPhone 7, let alone Apple?s new flagship.
Snapdragon 835 v A10 Fusion
A new BGR report details that the Qualcomm?s upcoming Snapdragon 835 SoC is merely able to match that of the A10 Fusion chips of the iPhone 7. A leaked Geekbench test of the SD 835 that will power the Galaxy S8 shows a single-core score of 1844 and a multi-core score of 5426. This might seem impressive but not as impressive as the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus.
The Apple A10 Fusion aboard the iPhone 7 has an average score of around 3300 in single-core and about 5400 in multi-core tests. In fact, the single-core SD 835 score is within reach of current Android devices. This is despite the fact that the Qualcomm?s new chipset is based on the 10nm process while the Apple chip has a 14nm design.
Apple will introduce new A11 chipsets on its iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8. Thus there is no way that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be as powerful as the new iPhones.
Historically, the Apple iPhone has beaten the Samsung smartphones in real world performance tests. The Galaxy S and the Note models so far have not topped the iPhones released in the same calendar year. The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7 couldn?t even top the older iPhone 6s in these tests.
Galaxy S8 Beast Mode
However, not all is lost for the Samsung?s flagship Galaxy S8. The smartphone is also said to pack a whoppping 6GB RAM alongside the processor. Also, there are reports emerging out of China that the Galaxy S8 will pack a crazy ?Beast Mode? feature. It is probably safe to assume that the device will offer the best possible performance with its Beast Mode enabled.
The Beast Mode seems like the opposite of the Battery Saving Mode found on Samsung phones. The phone processor will run at full power but it may consume extra charge while in the Mode. Thus maybe the Galaxy S8 will beat Apple?s latest flagship with these innovative changes.
Of course, nothing of this sort is confirmed. Qualcomm?s SD 835 benchmark results could be even fake. The company will finally introduce the chipset at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 and it is better to wait until then for a deeper analysis.