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Leaked Galaxy A71 5G Exynos 980 results surface on Geekbench: Midrange 5G SoC pips the Galaxy S8

The leaked Galaxy A71 5G scores are markedly better than the vanilla A71 (Image source: Samsung)
The leaked Galaxy A71 5G scores are markedly better than the vanilla A71 (Image source: Samsung)
A new 5G variant of the Galaxy A71 was recently spotted on Geekbench. Sporting the Exynos 980, Samsung's first 5G-integrated SoC, the Galaxy A71 5G delivered better single and multi-core scores than the vanilla Galaxy A71.

The Galaxy A71 arrived on the market just last month. In our review, we praised Samsung's latest midranger for its large, 6.7 in Super AMOLED display and quad camera setup. While the device was a good all-round performer, the inclusion of the Snapdragon 730 SoC meant that performance was somewhat lacking compared to flagships. Moreover, this was a 2020 phone without 5G connectivity.

Samsung appears to have rectified both these issues with a 5G refresh of the Galaxy A71. The Galaxy A71 5G was recently spotted on Geekbench, sporting 8GB of RAM and the Exynos 980, Samsung's first 5G-integrated SoC. The model scored 3078 in Geekbench's single-threaded test, and 7346 in the multi-core test.

The inclusion of 5G connectivity will likely be the main talking point when this phone is officially announced. What we find interesting, though, are the performance improvements delivered by the Exynos 980. Built on Samsung's own 8nm LPP process, the SoC features a pair of high-performance A77 cores, together with 6 A55 cores. The Mali G76 MP5 offers gaming performance that should be an improvement over the Adreno 618 found in the vanilla A71. 

Samsung's yet to announce the Galaxy A71 5G, but we will keep you posted with more information as and when it arrives. 

Geekbench scores for the Galaxy A71 5G (Image source: Mysmartprice)
Geekbench scores for the Galaxy A71 5G (Image source: Mysmartprice)
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-02-19 (Update: 2020-02-19)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.