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First Galaxy Note 9 benchmark reveals specs and Android 8.1.0

We now have the first Galaxy Note 9 benchmark sighting and if history is any indication, it’s going to be the first of many. The Galaxy Note 9 bearing model number SM-N960U has surfaced on Geekbench where it has revealed its specifications. It’s also the first time that the device has been spotted online with Android 8.1.0 Oreo. When it appeared in the browser benchmark, the device was running Android 8.0.

First Galaxy Note 9 benchmark

As the model number suggests, this first Galaxy Note 9 benchmark happens to be of the US variant which will be powered by a Qualcomm chip. The benchmark reveals that the Galaxy Note 9 will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, as expected, since it’s also powering the Galaxy S9/S9+. It can be said with absolute certainty that the international variants of this device will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810 processor much like the existing flagship.

The benchmark reveals the possibility that the Galaxy Note 9 will ship with 6GB of RAM which won’t be surprising at all given that Samsung is already shipping the Galaxy S9+ with a similar amount of RAM.

As previously mentioned, this is the first time that the Galaxy Note 9 has been spotted with Android 8.1.0 Oreo. It’s expected to ship with this iteration of Oreo and there’s a good chance that it will. Some of you might remember that while the Galaxy S8 came with Android 7.0 last year, the Galaxy Note 8 was running Android 7.1 at launch.

We recently reported that Samsung has started firmware development for the Galaxy Note 9 and that it’s testing the firmware globally. There have been conflicting reports about the handset’s fingerprint sensor. While previous reports claimed that Samsung will stick with the fingerprint sensor at the back, a recent report claims that there’s still hope for an in-display fingerprint sensor. If that turns out to be true, the Galaxy Note 9 would be the first Samsung smartphone to tout an optical fingerprint sensor.

There haven’t been any reports about an early Galaxy Note 9 release so far. We can expect Samsung to stick to the script and not release the new flagship phablet before August/September 2018. It launched the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, 2017.

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fcaroll
fcaroll

Given that S7 hasn’t got Oreo yet, why do I feel it will get 8.0 rather than 8.1 (apart from the ROM leak)? If it gets Oreo in April it would be more or less 5 months after 8.1 was released, fair time to get S7 running on it I think

Sbeatzmusic
Sbeatzmusic

I hope the Note X will kill all the other smartphones like the Note edge some years ago. Then I will switch to Samsung Galaxy Note X from my iPhone 8 Plus.

A2theC
A2theC

Seems like this is a skip year, much as iPhone “S” series….very disappointing.
Hopefully the new Android build will have project treble, eventually leading to easier updates.
I still have my S7E Note7 S8+ Note8 to pay off before I really care about upgrading again anyway.
#NoteX #waiting #somethingworthwhile

gcforreal
gcforreal

This is disappointing to say the least. For one is shows that they could of updated the. Note 8 and s8, even the s9 to. Oreo 8.1 not the almost year old 8.0. Secondly every year the note seried inches closer and. Closer to being identical to the s series besides the s pen which is very unfortunate. Gone are the days where the note is powerhouse device ahead of everything else. Last year at least the note had more ram and the dual lens seems this year its nothing at all to. Differentiate it from the s9.

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

This is the update the Note 8 should have got instead of 8.0.0 and the S8 too, it took them almost a year to release Oreo and it was always 8.0.0 since the betas and now all of the sudden Note 9 will get 8.1.0 2 weeks later just because it is a newer device, how sad, the google pixel has this android version since like November 2017.

vnovomsate
vnovomsate

New oreo should have all his devices. Not just latest flaghsips – mostly those which are currently not at the market yet!..
That’s sad.

pedrinho1977
pedrinho1977

Still doesn’t beat iPhone X Benchmarks maybe next year. 😉

A2theC
A2theC

Quit comparing GoKarts to Luxury sedans….noob.