Samsung Galaxy S8 Breaks Cover And Lights Up AnTuTu Benchmark Run
After the benchmark finishes, we see that the flagship Android smartphone garners a score of 205,284 points. Looking at the current ranking of production smartphones, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is at the top of the heap with a score of 181,807, while the iPhone 7 comes in second place with a score of 173,575. The top-ranking Android smartphone, the OnePlus 3T, takes the third spot with 162,423. For reference, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus score 134,801 and 137,360 respectively in AnTuTu.
Compared to these current generation flagships, the Galaxy S8 is sitting pretty, although we don’t know if this particular device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor or Samsung’s own Exynos 8895.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be equipped with a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC in the U.S. market, while global versions of the smartphones will feature the Exynos 8895. It’s said that either processor will be paired with 4GB of RAM (perhaps 6GB in the Chinese market) and 64GB of onboard storage. The Galaxy S8+ will have a screen resolution of 3200x1800 (QHD+), while the Galaxy S8 is expected to retain its QHD (2560x1440) resolution.
Other features include an iris scanner, 12MP main camera, 8MP selfie camera, wireless charging, microSD slot and IP68 dust/water resistance. Given that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have lost their front-mounted home button, the fingerprint reader has been relocated to the back of the device. Recent reports suggest that missed deadlines for Synaptics’ Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor were the reason for the repositioning.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be revealed at the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City on March 29th. Worldwide availability will commence in late April.
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