2 versions of Exynos-sporting Samsung Galaxy S7s spotted in benchmark?
Samsung reportedly switched from its old system of developing flagship devices to a new system that is said to allow the Korean tech giant to rill out flagships faster than usual. If true, this would mean that the Samsung Galaxy S7 could be officially unveiled as early as February. We also heard that the Samsung will reportedly make two variants of the S7. One is said to sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood, while the other is said to come with a new Samsung Exynos chip. Now, a version of the S7 with an Exynos chip has been spotted in a benchmark database.
Samsung Galaxy S7 sporting Exynos 8890 modem
Previous reports have claimed that Samsung has subjected the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under rigorous testing. Reportedly, Samsung wants to make sure the processor doesn’t suffer from the same overheating issues like its predecessor the Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor. Reportedly, Samsung has given the Snapdragon 820 its approval, which means select markets will be getting this version of the S7.
Reportedly, Samsung changed its mind about Snapdragon chipsets, since the Snapdragon 820’s LTE modems allows devices to download and upload data at record-breaking speeds. This reportedly allow the Korean tech giant to get over the overheating issues of the 810.
Going back to the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the new Exynos CPUs on board, the two have made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmark database. One of the devices has been codenamed “Project Lucky-LTE,” while the other is called “Project Lucky.” Both have the Exynos 8890 (codenamed Mongoose) LTE modem on board. What makes these listing more interesting is that Project Lucky comes with 3 GB of RAM, while Project Lucky-LTE sports 4 GB of RAM. We’ve learned from previous reports that the S7 will come in a 5.2-inch and a 5.8-inch versions. Currently, there are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The regular 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 3 GB of RAM, while the larger 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 4 GB of RAM. If we were to make a calculated guess judging from what is currently available, Project Lucky is probably the 5.2-inch version, while Project Lucky-LTE is likely to be the 5.8-inch variant.
The test results reveal that Project Lucky scores slightly higher than Project Lucky-LTE, due to its higher-clocked cores. Its octa-core processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz maximum. Project Lucky-LTE scored slightly lower than Project Lucky, due to a lower-clocked octa-core processor, clocked at 1.38 GHz maximum.
Want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy S7? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.