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Samsung Galaxy S11 could be FASTER than Apple’s top iPhone 11 Pro model

SAMSUNG'S upcoming Galaxy S11 smartphone could be even faster than Apple's most expensive handset.

The iPhone 11 Pro has wowed reviewers, and is considered by many to be the fastest phone on the planet.

But test results are coming in on the smartphone chip that will most likely power Samsung's next blower.

And it turns out that Samsung could be giving Apple a run for its money.

Gadget blog TechRadar benchmarked Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 – the chip that will probably power the Samsung Galaxy S11.

A benchmark is a test of a phone's processor performance.

The processor is the chip that performs the computing tasks of your phone – an essential piece of the handset.

Benchmarking involves running a series of tests to put pressure on the processor, and see how well it holds up.

The higher the score, the better the processor performed – giving you a rough idea of a phone's performance compared to another handset.

In a test of all Snapdragon 865 cores, the chip earned a score of 3,450.

That beat TechRadar's score of 3,337 for the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

This suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S11 could end up performing better than Apple's top iPhone.

However, during the single-core test (which examines performance on simple tasks), the iPhone 11 Pro Max won with a score of 1,331 versus 931.

So general phone usage might still be better on an iPhone than Samsung's upcoming flagship gadget.

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Of course, Samsung hasn't confirmed that the Galaxy S11 even exists yet, so don't get your hopes up.

And if it does use the Snapdragon 865, it will likely only be featured in the USA – while UK buyers are likely to get a Samsung-made chip instead.

Apple will also release a roster of new iPhones in 2020 too, so if Samsung does gain a performance lead, it might not last long.

In any case, both Samsung and Apple produce immensely powerful smartphones – so you can't go wrong with either.

iPhone 11 Pro Max trumps top Samsung and Huawei phones in first major battery life battle

In other news, find out why we were so impressed with Apple's latest phones in our iPhone 11 review and iPhone 11 Pro review.

Apple's next iPhone could be cheaper than any model in years – and boast 5G connectivity to boot.

And rumours suggest the iPhone 12 could "see through mist and fog" with a new Spectral Edge camera.

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