Leaked Benchmark Shows iPhone XS from Last Year Beats the New Galaxy S10+


Apple’s iPhone XS from last year apparently beats Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S10+, by more than 1,000 points, according to a leaked Geekbench test (via Tom’s Guide).

The leaked benchmark (see above) reveals a 10,256 score for the new S10+ (North American version) in the Geekbench 4 multi-core test and 3,413 in the single-core. In comparison, the iPhone XS gets a multi-core score of 11,420 and a single-core score of 4,797 in Geekbench 4:

This may change in the final version but, we are so close to release that it seems unlikely. The S10+ also scored under the Snapdragon 855’s reference device performance, which got an 11,196 multi-core Geekbench in our most recent test — still lower than the XS’ A12 Bionic.

A subpar flagship smartphone is certainly bad news for both Samsung and Qualcomm as the international version of the S10+ with less powerful Exynos CPU could fare even worse in similar benchmarks.

According to the most recent leaks, Samsung is planning up to four variants of the Galaxy S10 at 5.8-, 6.1-, 6.4- and 6.7-inch sizes. The cheapest could have a flat display, while the largest and most expensive may support 5G and carry a total of six cameras across the front and rear.