Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have gotten leaked yet again, this time in the form of Geekbench scores and case maker renders. The pair is expected to come out in February and go up for sale in March.
The images of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ above and below mostly match up with what we’ve seen in past case render leaks. Both are completely clear, so almost every aspect can be seen including the narrower bottom bezel. The Plus model gets the biggest differentiator – the dual rear camera setup.
The regular Galaxy S9 only has a single shooter at its back. Consumers will have to take this into consideration when choosing between the two. Given the fact that the phones look just like the Galaxy S8 duo, the Galaxy S9+ is a bit more appealing if only because it offers a bigger update.
The Galaxy S9+ has also been spotted over at Geekbench in its Snapdragon 845 avatar. It bears the model number SM-G965U1 which indicates that this is an unlocked model destined for the US. The device managed to score 2422 in its single-core and 8351 in its multi-core score, 27% and 35% more, respectively, than the Galaxy S8+’ 1929 and 6084 scores.
While impressive, the Galaxy S9+’ results are lower than the iPhone X’s. It should be noted that this is a rumored pre-release score and the numbers could change when the smartphone gets released officially. The listing also indicates that the handset will run on Android 8.0 Oreo and sport 6GB of RAM.