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Rumors | The Exynos 850 is a new Samsung SoC that will debut in the Galaxy A21s

A new Samsung Galaxy A21 render. (Source: GSMArena)
A new Samsung Galaxy A21 render. (Source: GSMArena)
A new set of results posted to Geekbench 5 point to a brand-new Samsung Galaxy A variant that will, furthermore, launch with a completely new processor to boot. Should this leak be believed, it is to be called the Exynos 850, and will power a device that may be the A20s' successor.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Samsung has yet to even launch the Galaxy A21; nevertheless, speculation about an alternative variant of this still-pending phone have sprung up already. Should a panel of specs leaked via Geekbench 5 prove valid, it also has a completely new Exynos processor to go with it.

The device in question is called the "samsung SM-A217F" on this website. This is close enough to the putative A21's own number (SM-A215U) to invite theories that this phone will be called the Galaxy A21s (or something similar) on its launch. Given that Samsung did release what could be this product name's previous generation in 2019, this idea could hold some water.

Thus far, the "exynos850" specified in the 'Motherboard' field for this benchmark is detected as having a clock-speed of 2GHz exactly. Therefore, we know it may have at least 1 core running at this speed. However, there is no further information on the rest of them, not to speak of its architecture or other aspects of its nature to date.

Then again, given its initial apparent single- and multi-core scores, it is not likely to be a world-beater of any kind. Therefore, it may indeed add up to a plausible update to the Snapdragon 450-powered Galaxy A20s. This possible phone, according to SamMobile, will have a 2MP macro camera. Should it be anything like the rumored A21, it will be one of 4 rear shooters.

The blog also now asserts that the SM-A217F will have 32 to 64GB of internal storage and (like the Galaxy A11) will have red, white, blue and black color SKUs. Going by the A21's own latest leaked renders, it is also most likely to have a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, and may or may not have a punch-hole display.

The Exynos 850's novelty may be the most exciting thing about it. (Source: Geekbench 5 via MySmartPrice)
The Exynos 850's novelty may be the most exciting thing about it. (Source: Geekbench 5 via MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04- 5 (Update: 2020-04- 5)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.