We’ve learned from past reports that units of the Samsung Galaxy S7 headed to the US and China will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, while the international version, headed to markets such as the UK, will feature the Korean tech giant’s Exynos 8890 SoC. Allegedly, the variant carrying the Exynos 8890 SoC broke records on two different Benchmark sites. Now a new report is claiming that the version with the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood scored high as well.
Scores high on GeekBench?
The screenshot above comes from a tipster on Chinese-speaking Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, which was first spotted by TechGrapple. The post claims that the version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood scored a whopping 2456 on GeekBench’s single core test. It also claims that the CPU scored a more impressive 5423 in the benchmark site’s multi core test. If true, this would mean that Galaxy S7 owners in the US and China will not fall short on performance compared to the Exynos 8890-sporting international Galaxy S7. Of course, since this is unverified, take this information with a pinch of salt.
To be clear, the Snapdragon 820 SoC on board the Samsung Galaxy S7 is an enhanced version of the CPU, that’s if previous reports are to be believed. According to previous reports, the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood of the S7 will feature better heat management and at the same time lower power consumption. It will be clocked higher than the regular version, which will reportedly make use of internal heat pipes to help prevent overheating issues. Samsung is reportedly testing various internal heat pipes for the Galaxy S7.
So when do we get to see the Samsung Galaxy S7 make its official debut? According to past reports, the Korean tech giant’s next flagship will take center stage at Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 event, which kicks off on the 21st of February in Barcelona, Spain – a day before MWC 2016. This is the same time Samsung lifted the lid on the Galaxy S6 this 2015. The difference, however, is that Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its next flagship earlier than expected, possibly soon after its unveiling.
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