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Samsung testing Helio X20 and Helio X25 Galaxy S7 variants

Samsung Galaxy S7 Android flagships tested with Helio X20 and Helio X25
Samsung Galaxy S7
Next to the Galaxy S7 handsets powered by Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets, Samsung might soon launch variants with a MediaTek Helio SoC inside.

All the Galaxy S7 flagships currently on the market use Qualcomm and Samsung processors. However, MediaTek's Helio chips might soon join the Snapdragon and Exynos that already powering Samsung's latest flagships. The most interesting part is that MediaTek-powered Galaxy S7 smartphones will target a specific market, namely Canada.

For now, the Exynos-driven Galaxy S7 handsets are only officially available in the US and China, while the Snapdragon-powered variants can be found virtually everywhere else. According to the latest benchmark results spotted online, it looks like the two MediaTek-powered Galaxy S7 variants will hit Canada. Just be sure to keep in mind that nothing is officially confirmed yet.

The two smartphones spotted on GeekBench carry the model number SM-G930W8. Once we take a closer look, we could easily figure out that G930 stands for a Galaxy S7 device, and W is usually used for Canadian variants of Samsung tablets and smartphones. The Galaxy S7 with Helio X20 on board features 3 GB RAM while the one powered by the slightly faster Helio X25 (roughly the same performance as the Exynos 8890) has 4 GB of memory. We will get back to them as soon as we hear more, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-29 (Update: 2016-03-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.