Two Unknown Samsung Devices Appear on Geekbench, Guess Work Begins

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While we are looking forward to the unveil of Galaxy Note 8 sometime towards the end of August, two unknown Samsung devices have made an appearance on Geekbench. It is a possibility that the devices are powered by Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 840 each.

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In the first picture, the model has been listed as SM-G9650 along with the SDM845 motherboard hinting towards the Snapdragon 845 processor. The processor mentioned has been clocked at a speed of 1.78 Ghz with 4 cores whereas the RAM is 4 GB. The device has gone on to achieve a RenderScript score of 7371 points. Basically, RenderScript is an Android OS component for mobile devices and it is related to performance acceleration. It gives leverage to developers to write complex codes for the apps thereby increasing their performance.

Could it be the Snapdragon 845 powered device?

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The other model, SM-G9600, in the second picture has an SDM840 motherboard with the processor being clocked at 1.77 Ghz on 4 cores. As in the above scenario, it points towards Snapdragon 840. The RAM is same in both cases at 4 GB. This device went on to score 1782 points for single-core and 4212 points for multi-core. These are clearly not flagship numbers.

Another interesting observation about the two devices is that they are found running Android Nougat 7.1.2 which has made its way to only a few smartphones so far.

However, what gives rise to the confusion are the model numbers themselves. If we look at the trend how Samsung has referenced their current and previous smartphones, it leads us to believe that the G96XX label means future high-end handsets. For instance, the company has used G95XX for the Galaxy 8 and G93XX for the Galaxy S7 and the Note 7. There is a pattern here showing the numbers increasing (93XX to 95XX) for the next more powerful smartphone in Samsung’s lineup.

Scores are not encouraging enough to conclude a flagship handset


Looking at the scores it can mean that the devices could be the ‘Mini’ or ‘Lite’ versions of the current flagship Galaxy S8/S8+, but the processors along with the model numbers seem to tell a different story.

Keep watching this space as we bring more updates on this.

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