Months back, leaks suggested that we may see a new device in the Samsung Galaxy A series – the Galaxy A9. Now, a newly leaked benchmark test has more to reveal about the unannounced smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy A9 benchmarked
A Samsung-made device with model number SM-A9000, which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy A9, has passed through Geekbench for testing. It is listed to have the Qualcomm MSM8976 processor under the hood, which is none other than the Snapdragon 620 SoC, which is an octa-core processor with four Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz. The test also reveals that 3 GB of RAM will be on board.
Previous tests have revealed that the Galaxy A9 will rock a 5.5-inch screen and 32 GB of internal storage.
So what’s the difference between this new test and the test that we came across back in September? The difference is that this chipset is designed to perform better in the single-core test, scoring higher than the previous test. The trade-off, however, is that the chipset scored lower in the multi core test compared to the previous test.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 620 SoC is a new CPU under the chip maker’s 600 series, and is a pretty capable processor. It supports 4K video recording and also rocks an X8 LTE modem. This modem allows users to enjoy download speeds of up to 300 Mbps. However, your carrier would have to support download speeds of up to 300 Mbps for you to enjoy this feature.
It is yet to be determined when Samsung is planning to lift the lid on the new mid-range smartphone, but, since we’ve been seeing a number of leaks involving the device, we’re guessing that we’ll see the Galaxy A9 make its official debut soon.
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