The Samsung Galaxy S8, which is suffering from various controversies at the same time as its launch, faces another controversy.
IT media BGR said on Friday, “Galaxy S8 is the best Android phone in the world and it is the best smartphone to buy. But there is bad news for US smartphone fans in the US who are jealous and stick to the specs. The benchmark results show that the global version of the Galaxy S8 series outperformed the US version.”
It means the performance of the Galaxy S8 released in the US is lower than the global version. It does not make sense that the performance rushes out according to the country of release.
However, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has been in a lot of controversies since its launch. There is a growing controversy about ‘red screen’ mainly in Korea, and other countries are carrying out measles due to ‘Bixby button remapping blocking.’ In addition, when local companies launched a high-end smartphone equipped with 6GB of RAM in the Chinese smartphone market, Samsung decided to launch the Galaxy S8 with 6GB of RAM only in China as a countermeasure.
BGR quoted Phone Arena bench test results as saying, “The US version of Galaxy S8 Plus is different from the standard global version. Both versions have 4GB of RAM and a new 10nm octa-core processor. However, the two versions are different on the processor. There are performance differences between processors.”
“If you are angry that Samsung is not planning on launching the ‘Galaxy S8’ with 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM in the US, it will probably get worse because of this test,” BGR said. “Everything we doubted about Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagship US version turned out to be true.”
The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor (2.3GHz quad + 1.7GHz quad), but the global model is Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 (2.35GHz quad + 1.9GHz quad). The details may be different, but the performance of both APs should be similar because of similar technology applied to the same level of components. Both processors were manufactured on Samsung’s 10nm process.
“In most benchmark tests, the Global Galaxy S8 plus version outperformed the US version,” said GSM Arena, a smartphone specialist who conducted benchmark tests on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
“As hardware and software evolve, we can not accurately measure performance with the same work iterations and load tests,” said the GSM Arena. However, the obvious difference in performance between the two versions remains a big question. “Even with similar chips, the global version of Samsung’s processor certainly outperforms the US version,” BGR said.