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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge takes a run through Geekbench

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge visits Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge visits Geekbench


The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, as we told you yesterday, will be one of two new handsets unveiled by the manufacturer next month. Samsung's Unpacked 2016 event will take place on February 21st, the day before the MWC kicks off in Barcelona. According to Evan Blass, the tipster formerly known by his @evleaks Twitter handle, the Galaxy S7 edge will be introduced along with the Samsung Galaxy S7 during the event.

The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has been recently put through the Geekbench benchmark test. We know it was not the U.S. version of the phone being tested, because of the Exynos 8890 chipset that was employed on the device. In the U.S. and China, the Galaxy S7 edge will have the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood. The Exynos 8890 will be powering the handset in the rest of the world.

The Geekbench test also revealed that the Galaxy S7 edge will come with 4GB of RAM and is model number SM-G935. It will come with Android 6.0.1 pre-installed.

The Geekbench test produced a single-core score of 1363, and a multi-core score of 4951. Those figures pale when compared to the results tallied by a Snapdragon 820 SoC powered Samsung Galaxy S7 that went through the Geekbench test. That handset had a single-core score of 2456 and a multi-core score of 5423. We wouldn't put too much faith in the numbers as this could be a prototype, or the CPU could have been tested at a slow clock speed.

Thanks for the tip!

source: Geekbench via GadgetzArena

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posted on 28 Jan 2016, 12:50 6

1. Kumar123 (Posts: 743; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Weak, too weak. Is this really a flagship phone? Score seems too weak to be a flagship phone.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:00 21

4. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


You must be dumb if you think this will happen. Even 1 year old Exynos 7420 scored 1500+ Single core and 5000+ multi core on Geekbench 3, how can its successor be inferior?? Think about it.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:06 2

6. Kumar123 (Posts: 743; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Its already happened dumba**. Like Carlitos nicely explained to me in comment #5 it is probably on power saving mode. So its possible to score like this.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:41 11

11. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The Phone is in super power saving mode, this was what was leaked some time back, you can look it up if you like

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 17:51

33. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Why benchmark a phone in a power saving mode in the first place? They know the scores will be lower and these benchmarks are meant to be impressive. I dont get the point.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 21:17 2

41. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


To test performance while maximizing battery, duh.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 04:17 1

46. Settings (Posts: 1591; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Geekbench is not a battery benchmark program, its a multi core benchmark tool. This power saving and that "still on prototype" excuses are lame.

posted on 02 Feb 2016, 11:39

50. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Never said it's a battery benchmark. Here's a dumber and simpler way to put it; it's testing the performance of the phone while the phone is in it's power saving mode. In power saving mode, the phone will get the longest battery life ever. If it can still perform great while in that mode, that'll be killing 2 birds with 1 stone.

Still too hard for your head to comprehend?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:16 2

17. Punchy506 (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


Samsung hasn't put their benchmark cheating code into the s7 yet. These scores are as real as you'll see from a Samsung device.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 18:02 13

34. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They could slow it to zero and it's still be smarter than you.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 07:01

48. Punchy506 (Posts: 87; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


It'd*

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:01 6

5. Carlitos (Posts: 513; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This score makes more sense if it was taken on power saving mode. I'm pretty confident it had to be taken on power saving mode

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 15:51 2

25. Awalker (Posts: 1498; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The score is nearly 5000. What more do you want?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 16:51

27. latido (Posts: 45; Member since: 31 May 2012)


Not enough.. I want 1million. =p

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 19:07 1

35. ibend (Posts: 4579; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


(its over 9000)

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 15:52

26. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


If you look at the results, it shows a clock speed of 1.6ghz. It's gimped in this test

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 16:52

28. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Pretty sure that was just a low clock speed test,1.59ghz is to low for a high-end octa core soc. E7420 is 2.1ghz so the E8890 must be at least 1.9-2.1ghz on a finished product.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 17:03

30. cncrim (Posts: 823; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


The s6 score single core 146x how is the s7 slower?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 20:02

39. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)


The exynos 8890 is supposed to clocked at 2.3 ghz, so this score is really amazing. That would also supports the 9000 point leaks that the S7 achieves in some other leaks were it is clocked at 2.3ghz

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 12:55 10

2. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Fake as f*ck. Lower than s6? Don't post these fake scores PA. It only makes you look unprofessional.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:33 4

20. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


This is the least of things that make them look unprofessional.
Also, having a website doesn't make you professional anyways. #justsayin'

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 12:56 3

3. wando77 (Posts: 838; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Sorry but I don't believe for a second that the s7 will have less power than the s6

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:06

7. xgrgtr (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


Fake score

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:13

8. xgrgtr (Posts: 42; Member since: 04 Sep 2015)


Phonearena:"The octa-core processor Exynos 8890 with four stock ARM Cortex-A53 cores and four custom M1 cores appears at the top of the chart with a score of 7400 points. For comparison, the Exynos 7420 that powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 series usually reaches a little over 5000 points in the same tests." phonearena

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:32

9. TBomb (Posts: 733; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Somewhat unrelated question.... How come the US always gets a different version?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:44 1

12. Sidewinder (Posts: 429; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


They have different LTE bands which only the snapdragon variant supports.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:52 3

14. Mreveryphone (Posts: 581; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Not true as the US got Exynos on all Samsung phones last year.,

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:15 1

16. combatmedic870 (Posts: 626; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Qualcomm radios usually perform better in the US vs the exynos. The S5 had much better reception vs the S6. The S5 actually has some of the strongest signal quality.
What good is ultra fast performance if you don't get a signal. My iPhone 6 gets atleast a bar better reception vs the S6 and note 5. My sister and I are both on tmobile her and her husband have S6 edge and note 5.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:38 2

21. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That scenario only matters if you're talking one bar vs zero bars.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 23:03 1

45. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Not exactly. Lower signal affects battery life pretty badly.

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 11:51

49. catze86 (Posts: 726; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Indeed. Samsung need to develop their signal module or everything will be doomed. I stop buying iPhone because of their Antenagate and because of a few things. I keep using Nokia because of their strong signal module.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:35

10. CreeDiddy (Posts: 737; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


If these numbers hold true...talk about a huge let down and Samsung might as well close their mobile division.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:52

15. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


If it as that crap, al the s7 will have 820, so I be thinking not

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 20:32

40. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If these numbers hold true, they're amazing. In super power saving mode, the S7 still outscores the iPhone 6s in multicore.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 13:48

13. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


They also test the normal s7 f ver, over athttp://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/5062899

They both on super power saving mode

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:16 2

18. Dee79 (Posts: 281; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Of course this wont be the final score doh

Ps. PA you love stiring things up, it's called trolling and pointless, but hey you ain't gonna stop coz you get the readers...

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:29

19. senseiJ (Posts: 155; Member since: 02 May 2015)


As long as this doesn't overheat and throttles.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:39

22. tedkord (Posts: 11629; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Why would you benchmark on super power saving mode?

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:56

23. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Idk....i would guess that you could say that it's almost on par with the 7420

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 14:57

24. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Or just so no one has a clue what's gonna come out...

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 19:08

36. Avishek (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


Or, maybe it could be due to lower clocked speed.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 19:09

37. ibend (Posts: 4579; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


I dont mind if S7 have actually have that score, as long as it can survive 7 days of regular use for every single charge, lol
I wont think twice to get it :P

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 21:21

42. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Testing performance while maximizing battery life...

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 16:54

29. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


What we have here is a low clock speed test, nothing to excited over. 1.59ghz in not the final clock speed of a high-end octa core soc, I promise you that.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 17:08 2

31. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


''Still not as good as the iPhone''

---John V

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 17:44 2

32. joeytaylor (Posts: 443; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Well it still beats the Iphone i multi score even being gimped

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 22:23

43. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


The single core performance is almost half that of the iPhone 6s in this power conservation state though.

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 19:10

38. Avishek (Posts: 44; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


*Johhhhhhhnnnn V

posted on 28 Jan 2016, 22:47 1

44. xfire99 (Posts: 827; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Exynos 8890 the new King of multi core perfomance with 7400 points:
http://www.gsmarena.com/geekbench_sores_say_exynos_8890_will_be_the_next_king_of_multicore_performance-news-15034.php

posted on 29 Jan 2016, 05:21

47. SkyfallWalker (Posts: 73; Member since: 28 Jan 2016)


Can't to see the new Galaxy S phone

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