AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S7 version spotted in leaked benchmark result

A new Samsung smartphone codenamed SM-G930A, has surfaced in the Geekbench database with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset on board. Based on the codenames of previous Samsung flagships, this new handset is believed to be the AT&T version of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7.

According to a wide range of unofficial sources, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 will land in two chipset variants. Most likely, the international version will be powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890, while the North American version will make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. A few days ago, an Exynos-based Galaxy S7 prototype was spotted making the rounds on Geekbench, and now AT&T's Snapdragon variant has showed up in the database as well.

The alleged leaked Geekbench result reveals a score of 2282 points in single core tasks and one of 4979 in multi-core ones for the Snapdragon 820-equipped variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7. When we compare these preliminary results with the 1873 single core points and the 5946 muti-core points obtained by the Exynos 8890 version, we can notice a significant bump in single core performance. 

Looking at the multi-core tests, it's important to note that the Snapdragon 820 reached 4979 points with just four CPU cores while the 8890 was able to flex all eight of its CPU cores to get to 5946 points.

At this point, it should be mentioned that there are no conclusions to be drawn from these alleged leaked benchmark results. Even if these results have not been tampered with in any way, we cannot compare the Snapdragon 820 and the Exynos 8890 based on the performance of prototype devices.

The benchmark result also lists Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow as the OS and a total of 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately, this doesn't tell us much, as both are considered a lock for the Galaxy S7. 

source: Geekbench via GforGames

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Figures still not impressing much...

4. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

How much more do you want now?

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Well single core a touch worse than iPhone 6S, multicore a little better but not as much as you'd expect for quad core. Based on that the iPhone 7 would probably be a fair bit ahead when it's released. It doesn't matter, I know it means very little - I just worry for the Samsung fans who love their on-paper specs... Single Core S7: 2282 Single Core iP6S: 2475

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Multi Core S7: 4979 Multi Core iP6S: 4363 Sorry, timed out on first post. :p

45. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Wait, so if the rumours are true, if the iPhone 7 is hexa-core that means Galaxy s7 will not stand a chance against the iPhone 7's multi ore and single core scores?

47. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

not really, if they use hexacore, that mean they must reduce their huge core size, most likely theyll get lower single core result and higher multi core.. if they keep their huge core, their processor size eat more than 30% of mainboard size, lol (and battery life will be terrible)

46. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well, thats multiscore is cute compared to 5946 from exynos 8890 (and it may get better on final product :-/ )

11. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

In Android its a lot different from iOS.For example, there's a 1x1(any unit) square;Apple creates 2 smaller squares from it whereas for android usually it is divided in 4 smaller parts therefore the area per square is higher in Apple chips(Higher Single core performance) and lower for Android.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No, the issue is this. Having multiple cores of a die isn't equal to taking a single core and expecting it to be 4x's faster, simply because you add 3 more cores. The concept of multi-cores has always been simple. It is like 4 different brains handling a though, where the same thought is being worked on. Each brain will play a certain role, when the though cycle is complete. Just as in real life, 4 smart people will offer different ideas to a single thought, the same way cores work. Just because 4 people are working on the same ideas, doesn't mean they will come to a conclusion 4 times faster. But it does mean that 4 peopel working on a single idea, would complete the though of the idea in less time. Less time doesn't mean 4 times the speed. Until people under how CPU's actually work, they will never understand the concept. If all 4 cores ran exact the exact same throughput as a single core does, it would make the device inefficient, the battery would simply drain 4 times faster because all 4 cores would be requesting the same amount of power. The CPU in phones and pcs are designed to work based on available power and not exceeding their caps. No matter how many cores your phone have, they are never all running all the time constantly all day. This is why all 4 cores dont sustain high speed for a long time. The application will make a request to the OS. The OS send the request to whatever how many CPU's it needs. It assigns all the tasks request as many apps make constant request while other only when open (services vs launched apps). If a single CPU can bench 2200, that doesn't mean all cores will bench an equal number. That si not how they are design. If it was you would see scores 4 times as big for a single core score and 16 times as big in a case of all 8 cores. ITS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN! People like JIMROD and other who are tech wannabees are so hooked on numbers, they have been made to be stupid by them. It doesn't matter how fast your car can go, if you can't ever drive it that fast.

31. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Samsung fan accuses Apple user of being hooked on numbers shocker! Oh how the tables have turned... So long as it suits the current agenda.

15. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

For some reason ARM/Android are not able to scale performance in proportion to increased number of cores. Also - 2 cores are clocked @1.6Ghz and other 2 at 2.2Ghz 2x Kryo@1.593GHz 512KB(?) L2 cache 2x Kryo@2.150GHz 1MB(?) L2 cache

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You still give a crap about single core scores? Please list one app that you know as a fact uses ONE CORE. PA has got you trained to be dumb. All operating system have been multi-thread capable since FOREVER! Even if a app from 2007 is installed on your phone when it was designed to run on a CPU that has a single core, if you run it on today's OS platforms, the OS will split the threads. THIS HAS BEEN PROVEN OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I figured your only point is, I want to compare it to the iPhone. The iPhone doesn't do sh!t. Show me an iOS app that uses only one core. Can you? Without jailbreaking your iPhone can you even turn off one of the cores? NO! So what is the point of s simple metric that means numner. The focus of today's OS and apps is multi-threading capabilities. If it wasn't, then their wouldn't even be a benefit to having multiple cores. So why is your focus here? Because you a trolling moronic iPhone fan who just wants to see numbers because those numbers is your argument to fame, that you think the phone you like is better.

35. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're all more than fast enough to run a smartphone. And, you're not worried about anyone, you're trying to stir up s**t like a good little troll.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What exactly are you expecting? Do you even have any idea? How much power do you really need for these cheesy mobile apps? All of the apps in the app store whether Android or other, can easily run on a single core providing its clocked high enough. What exactly is impressive? A big huge useless number that means nothing? For an app or game that isn't even ever going to use all the power anyways? You actually sound kinda clueless. Not impressed? I've never been impressed with benchmarks. They mean absolutely nothing. You are NEVER EVER going to push a device/computer to the staggering numbers in benchmarks, that benchmarking apps obtain. The only things people use these numbers for is to try to brag about their device being better than someone else's. Anyone who would use a benchmark for such is an absolute moron, because having higher number on a device that does very little is not better than a device that may have lower marks and does everything.

26. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

U mad bro?

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm just giving my opinion basd on factual evidence from fans liek you. Again you tryign to compare a benchmark score of a device with dualcore vs a device with dual quadcores, which handle instructions differently because one operating system works in a different capacity vs the other. Where a benchmark application cannot provide an accurate benchmark of power because the benchmark app doesn't take into consideration how platforms handle tasks. Benchmarks are like a guy who is a race car driver who basically gets into a seat and pushes the car as fast as it can go vs a normal driver who gets in their car and drives the speed limit. That is exactly how a benchmark app work.

28. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'll be sure to remember that specs and figures mean nothing to you next time you want an Apple/Samsung pissing contest... It's not like you've eeeeeever brought them up before. :D :D :D

43. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Your iPhone is best..Happy?

44. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I'm just winding Techie up, I don't care about specs.

2. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

All that power will be wasted if Samsung screws up the overbloated TouchWiz again.

3. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

omg blah blah blah touchwiz sucks ok we get it one of largest selling devices in the world is just so horrible. please find another argument.

20. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

LOL! Stop being such a dumbass because anyone who knows anything about TW knows RAM management is terrible the way it closes processes too early, and have basically said they need help because they're working closely with Google to optimise it.

22. Carlitos

Posts: 682; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Most people dont care anyways, the phone loads the apps so fast that is mostly a non issue, tbh. It's still the fastest android phone a year later. It will night an day better with M on the s6 i cant tell you that. And they are working closely with Google, so the next touchwiz should be even lighter, faster and more efficient.

34. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

It does? I guess my Note 5 is a rarity

36. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You and I are in an exclusive club!

39. true1984

Posts: 870; Member since: May 23, 2012

i doubt that will matter now since there can be customs roms for the s7 due to the SD820

42. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Probably not on Verizon.

40. Hitokage

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I've yet to have any issues with my Tab S2, and it not only has a nearly 2 year old processor (Exynos 5433), but it also has almost full storage (devices tend to slow down with full storage) AND a slow SD card in it. It's over a month old now, and it's still extremely smooth.

5. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Poor usa :/

8. Ilikkaman

Posts: 39; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

well actually the USA is the wealthiest and greatest country in the world. you are probably just jealous b/c you live in a sheet hole 2 or maybe third world county? No?

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