Galaxy S9 Plus Mini With iPhone X Camera Orientation Takes a Trip to AnTuTu – Nowhere Near as Powerful as Galaxy S9 Plus
China’s regulatory body TENAA has certified Samsung SM-G8850 recently, with rumors calling it the Galaxy S9 Plus Mini thanks to the device featuring a dual-camera at back. Now, the phone has been spotted on AnTuTu as well. As per AnTuTu, the device will be a strong contender in the market, but only as a high-performing mid-ranger.
Alleged Galaxy S9 Plus Mini to Feature Full HD+ Screen and Snapdragon 660, According to the Latest AnTuTu Leak
AnTuTu claims that the phone will have a Full HD+ screen with a resolution measuring at 2,220 x 1,080, while TENAA’s specs sheet detailed that the device featured a 5.8-inch screen with 2,960 x 1,440 resolution. Only time will tell who has got it right.
On AnTuTu, you can see a 4GB RAM version of the SM-G8850, but as per TENAA, there will be a 6GB RAM variant too. The base version will also feature 64GB of internal storage, with the storage being expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. The device will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung’s custom UI. SM-G8850 managed to obtain 136,483 points in AnTuTu’s benchmark tests, which is in line with what you would expect from a device powered by a Snapdragon 660.
The phone will also be carrying a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. Coming to the optics, the phone will have 12MP and 8MP combo on the back, but there are no details provided if this shooter will feature a variable aperture or not.
The dimensions of SM-G8850 will be 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.4mm and it will weigh in at 163 grams. As discussed yesterday in our Snapdragon 700 informational roundup, where Qualcomm stated that Snapdragon 660 possessed 30 percent efficiency that the 700 series, we also provided the specifications of the best SoC belonging to the 600 series.
Snapdragon 660 specifications
- Processor: Four 2.20GHz Kryo 260 cores + Four 1.8GHz Kryo 260 cores
- GPU: Adreno 512 running at 850MHz
- Memory: Dual-channel LPDDR4 at 1866MHz (memory bandwidth of 29.9GB/s)
- LTE modem: Snapdragon X12 LTE (Cat. 12 with 600Mbps downlink and 150Mbps uplink)
- Wi-Fi adapter: 802.11ac Wave 2 (maximum 867Mbps throughput)
- ISP: 14-bit Spectra 160, 24MP single camera support, dual-16MP support, zero shutter lag, with hybrid autofocus, and optical zoom
- Bluetooth support: Bluetooth 5.0
- Qualcomm Quick Charge support: Quick Charge 4.0
- Fabrication process: 14nm LPP (Low Power Plus)
It is essentially a stripped down version of the Snapdragon 835 if you compare the two, and with the Exynos 9810 performing better than the Snapdragon 845 in a variety of tests, the actual Galaxy S9 Plus is a much better buy when it comes to raw performance.
However, if and when the Galaxy S9 Plus Mini does get released, it will fetch a cheaper price thanks to the compromises incorporated on a hardware level. However, the unveiling might only be limited to China as Samsung might be planning this move as a way to increase its market share in a region that is dominated by local players such as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and others.