In the coming weeks and months, smartphones wielding Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 855 processor will start to hit store shelves, and we'll start to get a better idea of the chip's performance. In the meantime, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench purportedly showing scores for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ give us a glimpse of what to expect.
Samsung has not yet formally introduced the Galaxy S10+, though is expected to during its Unpacked event on February 20. According to various leaks and rumors, it will be one of at least three Galaxy S10 phones.
On Geekbench, the Galaxy S10+ is listed with the model number SM-G975U. While it doesn't specifically say "Galaxy S10+," the same model number has shown up in previous leaks associated with the phone. According to the listing, it has 6GB of RAM and is running Android 9.
Assuming the database entry is legitimate (and we don't know that it is, obviously), the Galaxy S10+ is shaping up to be a powerful phone—it posted a score of 3,413 in the single-core test, and 10,256 in the multi-core test.
Here's how the leaked Galaxy S10+ scores plot with our own collection of Geekbench scores
If we compare that to our own set of benchmarks, the Galaxy S10+ skips ahead of every Android phone we have tested to date, including ASUS's ROG Phone, which scored 2,557 (single-core) and 9,348 (multi-core) in its overclocked X Mode. It's also right no the heel of Apple's iPhone X, which scored 4,206 (single-core) and 10,315 (multi-core) when we benchmarked it in Geekbench.
There has been a lot of chatter about the Galaxy S10 series. If the rumors turn out to be true, Samsung will launch a 5.8-inch Galaxy S10 Lite (or Galaxy S10 E), 6.1-inch Galaxy S10, and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+. There's also talk of a fourth model with 5G connectivity, called the Galaxy S10 5G or Galaxy S10 X.
The new models are all expected to feature a Snapdragon 855 processor for variants shipped in the US, and Samsung's own Exynos hardware for the international versions. Previous leaks also indicate that Samsung is adopting notchless and bezel-free design, in favor of a punch-hole for the front camera.