Samsung testing Helio X20 and Helio X25 Galaxy S7 variants
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.