Galaxy S6 Edge scored 5375 on Geekbench tests, compared to 3929 of the Snapdragon 810-powered LG G Flex 2
While Samsung is busy teasing new features of the Galaxy S6 and its edge variant S6 Edge, the rumor mill has leaked new benchmark results. Galaxy S6 Edge shattered all records last week when it appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark. On AnTuTu, the latest Exynos 7 processor that is expected to feature in the Galaxy S6 duo scored 60,978 points in a multi-stage test.
Exynos 7 more powerful than Snapdragon 810?
Now Galaxy S6 Edge (model SM-G925F) has been spotted on Geekbench benchmark (via Phone Arena) with an impressive score. Its Geekbench score topped devices like Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4, LG G Flex 2, and Nexus 9 by a wide margin. The benchmark has also revealed its specs. The device runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, 3GB RAM and Samsung’s 64-bit Exynos 7 processor.
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GSM Arena has created a graph to show how powerful the Galaxy S6 Edge is. Samsung’s flagship device scored 5375 on multicore tests, compared to 3929 of the LG G Flex 2, which is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor. It seems like Samsung was right to choose its in-house Exynos 7 processor over Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 for its next flagship. The Korean company has ditched Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues.
Samsung teases wireless charging for Galaxy S6
The Exynos 7 is based on 14nm FinFET technology. It includes four Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores. In contrast, Snapdragon 810 is made on a 20nm process. Samsung’s in-house processor offers 35% less power consumption and 20% higher speeds than its predecessor. Its fuel efficiency is probably one of the reasons the Galaxy S6 will have a smaller 2600mAh battery.
Earlier this week, Samsung principal engineer Seho Park suggested that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will arrive with wireless charging capabilities. The devices will support all major wireless charging standards, allowing users to charge their devices almost anywhere. Park said that 2015 will be a “landmark year” for wireless charging.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at its Unpacked event on March 1 in Barcelona.