Don't be fooled, the new Samsung device is almost definitely not the S9

This isn't the S9 and neither is this new device. [Source - Gizbot]
Here, we take a look at the new Samsung device sighted on Geekbench.

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The Samsung devices are crawling right out of the woodwork. We were bamboozled earlier in the week by rumors of an S8 Mini that came out to nothing, and only yesterday, we had a sighting of another device on Geekbench—styled the "Samsung SM-G9600. Today, we've received word of another device on the same benchmark, only this time it's a "Samsung SM-G9650".

For those not in the know, Samsung has an "SM-G9xxx" naming scheme, with the S7 being a G93xx and the S8 a G95xx. This means that we're looking at a 2018 device in the flagship line. The S9, probably?

Probably not. 

The only other details on the listing tout a quad-core Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.78GHz, 4GB of RAM, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The latter two don't tell us anything but the SoC listed doesn't match up to what we'd expect from a next-gen flagship processor.

There's also the Renderscript score listed. The device has a score of 7371, which isn't anything impressive. For context, the new OnePlus 5 has a Renderscript score of 8114, and the 7371 score on this Samsung device is closer to the score of a OnePlus 3T.

All that taken into consideration, we're most likely looking at an upper mid-range Samsung phone in their flagship line—one powered by a yet unreleased SoC; definitely not the S9.

An S8 Mini, maybe? No way, never again.


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Ricci Rox, 2017-07-14 (Update: 2017-07-14)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.