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Samsung allegedly has a new Galaxy A70 variant on the go, although it's not clear why

The Samsung Galaxy A70. (Source: GSMArena)
The Samsung Galaxy A70. (Source: GSMArena)
The Galaxy A70 is one of Samsung's low-to-mid tier devices for 2019. Some members of its series have gained actual or rumored alternative versions with the suffix 's'. Now, new Geekbench listings suggest that the A70 is also getting one - with the exact same specs.

According to a growing body of leaks and rumors, Samsung is on an increasingly patent crusade to mop up every customer in the value-for-money smartphone market this year. The OEM has started out with the new Galaxy A series this year, which already has various Ax0 variants with attractive specs or features at decent price-points.

However, Samsung will reportedly not stop there: a number of these A- (and M-) line phones may also sprout variants with a new suffix (e.g. Galaxy A10s) that differ from their originals in terms of details such as SoC. Now, it appears that the recently-released A70 is to join this list.

A number of Geekbench listings have been posted yesterday (August 8, 2019) for a device called the Samsung SM-A707F. As the Galaxy A70 is also known as the SM-A705, this hints at the possibility of a device along the lines of an A70s in the future.

However, this device's results suggest that it is powered by the Snapdragon 675 (or SM6150) and 6GB of RAM. As the Galaxy A70 was also released with this processor, and has SKUs with this much memory, it is hard to guess what has changed in this putative new variant.

Geekbench scores for the Galaxy A70 (left) and the alleged SM-A707F (right). What's the difference? (Source: Geekbench)
Geekbench scores for the Galaxy A70 (left) and the alleged SM-A707F (right). What's the difference? (Source: Geekbench)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-08- 9 (Update: 2019-08- 9)