A new benchmark has surfaced on the Geekbench 5 browser for model number SM-S906U which is of course the Galaxy S22 Plus.
The S22 Plus benchmark scored a single core score of 766 and a multi core score of 2870 which is far below what we would expect.
For comparison the S21 Ultra 5G scores 1134 single core & 3346 multi core.
While these scores are incredibly low causing many people to worry about the Galaxy S22 performance, there are good reasons why the scores are substandard compared to previous releases.
For a start this is an early benchmark which means the phone in use will not be fully optimized.
Secondly, and most importantly its because the Geekbench 5 benchmarking tool does not support the new architecture used in the phone.
We can see from the system information that the phone is using the taro motherboard which is the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. We can also see from the cpu cores and clockspeeds that they match exactly with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 specs, but you’ll also notice the naming is incorrect.
We have Armv8 listed when the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is developed on ARM’s new v9 architecture. Geekbench 5 currently does not support ARM’S V9 architecture and this could be part of the reason behind the low score and the incorrect naming.
The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 powering the Galaxy S22 has already been announced by Qualcomm. According to their announcement it brings a 20% performance boost for the CPU & a 30% performance boost on Adreno GPU.
The scores are low because it hasn’t benchmarked properly at this time. This means the benchmarking scores are not comparable in any way and we’ll have to wait for an update from Geekbench.
Previous results for the Galaxy S22 Plus have scored a single core score of 1203 & a multi core score of 3045, which while not overly impressive they are much higher than the recent bench mark. The difference between the results comes down to the X2 core (3 Ghz) not running on the recent benchmark. The clock speeds were 2.5Ghz meaning only the A710 was being used instead.
Geekbench have not commented on the update but we would expect to see it before the new smartphones using it are released. So realistically we can expect this before the Xiaomi 12 release which is rumored to be in January 2022.
As soon as we get more information or an accurate benchmark we’ll update you straight away, but for those wanting to know the full specs, design & price of the Galaxy S22 Plus you can read our full article here.