I've been wondering how the Samsung S9 with Snapdragon behaves when throttling.
it's very easy to test... just run this app called CPU throttling Test and take a look at Temperature, Clock and Performance.
This is a Screenshot from my Sony Xperia XZ2:
You can clearly see the Temperature reaching a critical point and the Performance dropping, while Frequency stays at the same 2.8ghz.
Here we have a OP 6 which does show the same behaviour... no Frequency Limit!
Looking at the SD835 Essential Phone:
or the even older SD820 HTC 10:
We do see a CPU Frequency Limit on both devices.
So... is this Max Frequency yet still reduced Performance a Snapdragon 845 thingy?
Simply do the Test for 2-5 minutes (until throttling becomes obvious) and we will know.
P.S going to Options and chaging Threads from 20 to 7 might totally change the behaviour of this test!
P.P.S Go into Options and correctly set Thermal Zones! If you don't know which nr is what... Terminal / ADB shell "for file in sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone*/type; do echo "$file"; cat "$file"; done"