Will Apple’s 2018 iPhone XS be Faster than Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Which Launches Next Month?

Galaxy Note 10 Renders

An alleged listing of Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet the Galaxy Note 10 has made its way to Geekbench. The listing reveals that the Galaxy Note 10 will come with a newer Exynos 9825 chipset when compared to the Galaxy S10 which launched with the Exynos 9820.

Despite coming with a newer chipset, the Geekbench benchmark scores of the Galaxy Note 10 seem to be slightly lower than the Exynos 9820 chip found inside the S10 series. It is possible that since the phone is not yet running the final software build, its performance is not yet fully optimized and there’s room for improvement.

Galaxy Note 10 Geekbench Score



Despite that, it is interesting to see Samsung’s flagship device for the second half of 2019 is still unable to beat or even match the performance of Apple’s A12 Bionic chip which debuted inside the iPhone XS series last year. The iPhone XS Max scores 4797 and 11259 in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core scores, both of which are slightly higher than the Note 10’s results.

The Galaxy Note 10 is due to be unveiled on August 7. A month or so after that, Apple will unveil the 2019 iPhone 11 series with A13 Bionic chip which will offer even superior performance to that of the A12 Bionic.

Apple has repeatedly managed to raise the performance bar with every new A-series chip that it has released while others like Samsung and Qualcomm have only managed to release chips with modest performance improvements every year. This year, Samsung was in an odd position where it launched the Galaxy S10 in the United States with 7nm Snapdragon 855 chips, while the international version launched with its in-house 8nm Exynos 9820 chip. The Exynos 9825 inside the Note 10 will likely be based on the 7nm fab or feature other process node related enhancements for improved efficiency to help bridge the gap between the Snapdragon 855 and A12 Bionic.

[Via Geekbench]