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New 8GB, Snapdragon 730-powered Lenovo phone appears on Geekbench

The Lenovo L78121 may be the Z6, given a pop-up camera by some unverified rumors. (Source: YouTube)
The Lenovo L78121 may be the Z6, given a pop-up camera by some unverified rumors. (Source: YouTube)
A Lenovo device with the novel model number L78121 has posted several scores already on the Geekbench website. It is powered by a chipset also found on results for other phones with the Snapdragon 730 SoC. This new mid-ranger's scores measure up respectably against its probable competition.

Lenovo may have a new device in the works. This time, it may be a mid-range smartphone. However, this release may still be interesting, as it rocks a processor not heretofore seen in many other products. A Geekbench listing for this device gives its model number as L78121.

This new Lenovo phone has 8GB of RAM, runs Android 9.0 (or Pie, as expected of a 2019 device) and is powered by a Qualcomm processor without a name. However, its identifier, clock speeds and core count match up with those of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9T. Therefore, this SoC is most likely the new mid-tier chipset, the Snapdragon 730.

At the time of writing, the L78121 is associated with 6 separate database entries on the Geekbench website. It has scored between 2538 and 2562 in single-core scores, and from 6100 to 7205 in multi-core terms. For comparison, the Mi 9T scores 2538 and 6985 in the same single- and multi-core tests. Therefore, it seems that Lenovo has done at least as well implementing the 730's platform, although it may be capable of getting a little more out of it when it comes to tasks that require more than 1 of its 8 cores.

The L78121 has also reportedly appeared on the 3C Chinese regulatory website. The resuling certification does not confirm its Geekbench-derived specs, but does show that it has an 18-watt charger. Therefore, it seems that this phone - which is rumored to be called the Z6 at launch - will be powerful enough to stand up to its competitors while having a sufficiently shiny power standard to go with it.

The Lenovo L78121's alleged 3C approval. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The Lenovo L78121's alleged 3C approval. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-19 (Update: 2019-06-19)