Snapdragon 620-sporting smartphone made by Samsung benchmarked – could this be the Galaxy A9?

Now that Samsung has launched the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, it is now time to focus on other upcoming devices made by the South Korean tech giant. One of which has been spotted in a benchmark result, specifically the Samsung Galaxy A9.

Samsung Galaxy A9 with Snapdragon 620 under the hood

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An unannounced device that is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy A9 has been spotted listed on the Geekbench benchmark database. Apart from being Samsung’s new addition to its Galaxy A series, the smartphone also comes with Qualcomm’s next-generation mid-range processor – the Snapdragon 620.

The Geekbench result doesn’t mention the Samsung Galaxy A9, but a device called the “Samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open.” Although we can’t say for sure if this is the Galaxy A9, the “msm8976” part of the device’s name confirms that the device does indeed come with the Snapdragon 620 processor under the hood, since that is the CPU’s model number.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 is an octa-core (eight cores) processor. It comes with four Cortex-A72 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores. This processor is capable for 4K video recording and playback. It also comes with a new and mystery GPU. It also comes with an X8 LTE modem, which allows users to enjoy as much as 300 Mbps of download speeds and as much as 100 Mbps of upload speeds. The only downside, however, to this CPU is that it only supports 13-megapixel camera sensors at the most. So we’re guessing the Galaxy A9 will sport a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. It’s also possible that the unannounced smartphone will come with a camera sensor with a megapixel count lower than 13.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 620 may be an octa-core processor, but it is not a CPU made for high-end devices. The CPU is likely to find its way to more higher mid-range smartphones.

Aside from revealing that the Samsung Galaxy A9 will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 octa-core processor under the hood, the benchmark result also reveals that the smartphone will come with 3 GB of RAM. Additionally, it shows that the device will run Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.

So how did the device do in the benchmark test? It scored 1325 in the single-core test and 4461 in the multi-core test. Although these scores are nothing compared to the scores made by today’s high-end devices, they are impressive for a mid-range device.

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