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The OnePlus 5 might be even faster than the Galaxy S8

Published May 9th, 2017 5:38PM EDT
OnePlus 5 vs. Galaxy S8 Benchmark Scores
Image: OnePlus

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We already know that OnePlus will launch a new affordable flagship smartphone this summer, and we already know the phone will be called OnePlus 5 — the company confirmed all that already. A variety of other leaks have also revealed the purported specs of the phone, and a blurry image coming from a OnePlus exec offered us the first glimpse of what could be the phone’s dual lens camera. Unsurprisingly, the leaks continue with a first benchmark leak for the handset, which seems to indicate the OnePlus 5 will be slightly faster than the Galaxy S8.

Obtained by GSM Arena from a trustworthy source, the following image shows Geekbench scores for the OnePlus 5. We’re looking at 1963 and 6687 for single- and multi-core tests.

That’s in line with what the Galaxy S8 got when it comes to single-core performance (1978), but a lost better than the multi-core score (6375) for Samsung’s new phone.

Image source: GSM Arena

How is that possible given that the OnePlus 5 is expected to feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform that powers the Galaxy S8? Well, the OnePlus 5 might feature more RAM, and it’ll run a different version of Android 7.1 Nougat.

The Galaxy S8 already delivers a remarkable performance in real life tests setting a new standard for 2017 Android smartphones, and we can only expect the OnePlus 5 and every phone that will pack the same Qualcomm processor to match it. At the same time, recent performance comparisons with the iPhone 7 showed that the Galaxy S8 may be the fastest Android phone in town, but it still can’t touch the iPhone. The OnePlus isn’t likely to outpace the iPhone 7 in the same tests either.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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