Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is rumoured to launch this summer.
The South Korean company typically launches its productivity-focused phablet in August, ahead of the iPhone announcement in September.
Last year, Galaxy Note 8 introduced a new dual-camera system.
Samsung used the new 12MP dual-lens set-up to artificially add bokeh to the background of portrait photographs, dubbed Live Focus.
The Note 8 also introduced next-generation capabilities for the S Pen stylus, including the ability to make notes on the Always On display, and make GIFs by recording video clips from content being viewed on-screen.
As with all Galaxy-branded smartphones since the S8 and S8 Plus, the Note 8 also shipped with a dedicated physical key for Samsung’s virtual assistant, Bixby.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the successor to the Note 8.
But that has changed, following the leaked Geekbench score, which purportedly reveals how powerful the new Galaxy Note handset will be.
The result, which was published by technology blog SlashLeaks, is truly impressive.
Benchmark scores, like those provided by Geekbench, are designed to help users quickly compare performance across different computers and different platforms without getting bogged down in details of specs.
Simply put – the higher the benchmark score, the better.
SlashLeaks has published the Geekbench score of a mysterious new device labelled only as SM-N960U, which would line-up as the correct model numbering for the Galaxy Note 9, provided Samsung sticks to its current system.
SM-N960U is revealed to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM.
It is purportedly powered by Android 8.1, the latest version of the Google operating system.
The benchmark scores are incredibly impressive, but interestingly, as lower than the same scores for the Galaxy S9+, which also has 6GB of RAM and and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
This difference in performance could be due to the fact the Galaxy Note 9 is likely still prototype hardware, running an early version of the firmware.
It would be almost unheard of should the Galaxy Note 9 launch without at least the same amount of grunt as the Galaxy S9+.
Typically, Samsung makes a number of software optimisations that enable the Galaxy Note devices to run a little faster than the Galaxy S hardware that launch in the same calendar year.
We’d expect the same thing to happen with the Galaxy Note 9, compared to the Galaxy S9 and S9+.