Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC appears on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC appears on Geekbench
Samsung Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 SoC appears on Geekbench
While listings with the Exynos 8890 SoC are not new, this is the first appearance of a Samsung model with the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone come February 21st as part of the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event (#TheNextGalaxy). Though the South Korean manufacturer has yet to announce any official features, numerous leaks have already revealed a wide range of specifications for the unannounced device.

Geekbench listings of multiple Samsung models that could potentially be the Galaxy S7 have appeared including the SM-G930F and SM-G930W8 with the Exynos 8890 SoC and the SM-G930A and SM-G930T with the Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 SoC. This latter model number is most likely intended for North America with single-core and multi-core scores of 2158 - 2347 points and 5270 - 5428 points, respectively. The SM-G930W9 and its Exynos 8890 SoC is even faster with a multi-core score of 5946 points. Of course, these results should not be taken as a literal translation for real-world performance.

The mainstream Galaxy A series and the budget Galaxy J series will also be refreshed for the new year. The Galaxy J5 and J7 was spotted again for at least the third time at Bluetooth SIG while the Galaxy A3 and A5 launched late last month. More of Samsung's smartphone lineup is expected to make appearances at both MWC 2016 and the upcoming Unpacked event.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-02- 7 (Update: 2016-02- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.