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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung isn't expected to officially announce the Galaxy Note 9 until around August, but that never stops the rumour mill from churning away.

The latest news to appear online is a benchmark test, which while not confirmed to be for the Galaxy Note 9, almost can't be for anything else. The Geekbench benchmark results, spotted by Slashleaks, refer to a Samsung device with the model number SM-N960U. The Galaxy Note 8 for reference, has the model number SM-N950.

The test confirms the Galaxy Note 9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor - which also shows this is a North American version of the phone, as other markets will get the Note 9 with Samsung's Exynos 9810 processor under the hood. Elsewhere, the Galaxy Note 9 will arrive with 6GB of RAM, the same as the Galaxy S9 and Android Oreo 8.1.

The multi-core and single-core scores that Geekbench gives to show how well the device performs, are similar to the SD845-powered Galaxy S9, but lower than the Exynos 9810-powered version. However the Note 9 is still going through testing and development, so Samsung will still have various software optimisations to implement to improve the scores.

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The benchmark test doesn't give away any other information about the Galaxy Note 9, so we'll have to wait for anymore leaks or rumours to appear.

Writing by Max Langridge.