Samsung Galaxy S9: Speed tests show Snapdragon 845 will blitz 2017 flagships


The Snapdragon 845 came out at least 25 percent faster than the Snapdragon 835 in eight out of 12 tests.

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This year’s flagship phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S9 look set to be fast, based on preview benchmarking tests of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 chipset.

ZDNet’s sister site CNET got the chance to test the Snapdragon 845 on a Qualcomm reference phone to check if it met the chip maker’s claim of a 25 percent speed increase over the Snapdragon 835, the chipset that powered most of 2017’s Android flagships.

CNET ran a dozen benchmarking tests on the 845 reference phone multiple times and compared the results with the same tests carried out…

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