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Galaxy Note 8 shows up on Geekbench and reveals its secrets

by Sean P. Aune | August 11, 2017

The Galaxy Note 8 has shown up on online testing service Geekbench and confirms several rumors.

In a test dated for Aug. 11, a device with the model number SM-N950F has shown up on GeekBench. The ‘F,’ along with the fact it’s using an Exynos 8895 processor, indicates that this is probably the version that is headed for Europe. That being said, it reveals some details that should be universal.

First up, it appears that the device will be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, but that is sure to be covered in Samsung’s own mobile software. It is also sporting 6GB of RAM which fits in with numerous previous reports of what we can expect from this handset.

As to the 1.69GHz referred to in the screenshot below, we wouldn’t call that cause for concern. This is more than likely only referring to the low-performance segment of the chip and similar results can be seen on similar devices such as the S8 and S8+.

In the U.S. the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be running on a Snapdragon 835 and is expected to be the same in every other way. This also doesn’t account for rumors that a second model is said to be available with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, but that version is expected to only be sold in markets within the Asia region.

The Galaxy Note 8 is due to be unveiled by Samsung on Aug. 23, with pre-orders said to begin on Sept. 1.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...