Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 has once again been spotted in benchmark tests. The phone’s Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC has delivered a record-breaking score in AnTuTu benchmark tests. According to GSM Arena, a Samsung phone with model number SM-G9300 running Exynos 8 Octa SoC delivered a score o 103,692 points on AnTuTu benchmark. Model number SM-G9300 is widely believed to be the Galaxy S7, while the Galaxy S7 Edge will carry model number SM-G9350.
Exynos 8 Octa SoC beats Kirin 950
No other smartphone processor has come even close to 100K. The previous record-holder was Huawei’s Kirin 950 SoC that powers Mate 8. Kirin 950 had recently scored more than 94,000 points on AnTuTu. Samsung is expected to launch two variants of its next-gen flagship device: one powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC for the US and Chinese markets, and another running Exynos 8 Octa SoC for other Asian and European markets.
Samsung unveiled the Exynos 8 Octa 8890 SoC earlier this month. The new processor features the Korean company’s first custom-designed CPU based on 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. It is built on 14nm FinFET technology, which would make the Galaxy S7 even more energy efficient. In a separate report, Phone Arena said the Exynos 8890 processor has also passed the Geekbench tests, scoring an impressive 6,908 points in the multi-core test and 2,294 points in the single-core test.
BRITECELL camera in Galaxy S7?
The Galaxy S7 is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display and a 3300mAh battery. After facing intense criticism from users, Samsung is rumored to bring back the microSD slot in its next-gen flagship smartphone. Earlier this month, the Korean electronics giant unveiled the BRITECELL camera technology at an investor forum, fueling speculations that the technology might be incorporated in the Galaxy S7. BRITECELL would enhance image quality in low-light conditions.
Samsung is expected to refresh its Galaxy S line on February 21, 2016, a day before the Mobile World Congress begins in Barcelona. The device is expected to go on sale in March.