What a journey it has been for Samsung during the past 12 months. From the successful release of their new flagship handsets, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, to the massive recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to overheating, 2016 proved to be a rollercoaster ride for Samsung.

Fast forward to today, the South Korean tech giant looks to redeem itself once again as they are set to finally launch their new phablet smartphone the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, in New York. And, as expected, no popular smartphone goes through a launch date safe without leaks.

GFXBench results

Just a few hours ago, the Samsung phablet has appeared at GFXBench and as we all know, GFXBench results also feature the smartphone’s hardware specifications. The results show that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, as expected will have a 6.4-inch screen as well as a maximum resolution of 1440 x 2960, exactly similar to the Samsung S8+.

In terms of its chipset, the model that was used for the GFXBench test runs with an Exynos 8995 chip, which is the global variant of the device. The report revealed further details of the Exynos 8995 processor, such as its octa-core CPU which is clocked at 2.3GHz and its GPU which is an ARM Mali-G71. The benchmark results also show that the Samsung Note 8 has an increased amount of RAM as compared to S8 with 6GB and 64GB of internal memory.

Antutu results

This time for Antutu, it is the United States variant of the Note 8 that comes with a Snapdragon 835 processor that went through the benchmark test. The only two differences from the GFXBench variant that was used is that this variant comes with an Adreno 540 GPU and its screen resolution is set at 1080 x 2220 which is the default resolution of the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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One confusing detail for the Antutu result is that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 only managed to score 179,000, a significantly lower number as compared to the S8 score of 205,000 earlier this year.

Dual cameras missing

As for the camera, both GFXBench and Antutu results seem to be a tad bit disappointing, as it does not mention any detail in regards to the Note 8’s predicted dual camera.

In fact, the results only hint a single 12-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.

With several renders of the Note 8 and leaks pointing out to a dual camera setup, does this mean that all of those reports are incorrect? In seven days, all of these speculations and question will be answered during Samsung's Unlocked event.