Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 Nougat update build pops up on GFXBench

Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 Nougat update build pops up on GFXBench
Shortly after Samsung issued a pre-release Android 7.0 Nougat beta update for owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge who want to try the new goodies, we learned that the company has apparently begun developing a Nougat update for last year's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Quickly enough, one Galaxy S6 running Android 7.0 has already appeared in the GFXBench database, possibly indicating that the testing period is under way and, after Samsung outs the OTA Nougat update for the S7 bunch, it will do so for the S6 as well. 

Since these are probably very early builds, there is no way to probe what will go into the final Nougat software for the S6, but we hope that it will have as much of the new Samsung UX we are seeing in the beta as possible.

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

Wait, so even the 7420 beats snapdragon 821 in multi core! That must be painful for Qualcomm.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

What's more painful for Qualcomm is that they are last in single core perf Especially considering the Kryo cores are bigger than the M1, A72 and A73 cores Kyro's are 2.79mm^2 M1's are 2.06mm^2 A72's are 1.54mm^2 (on 16FFC which is slightly larger than 14LPP) A73's will be slightly smaller than the A72's

3. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

A73's will be a lot smaller than A72's considering they are only 2-wide compared to 3-wide A72.

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

What 3-wide or 2-wide is? (instructions?)

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Decode width Yep, its to do with the number of instructions it can decoding in a single cycle

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

So, wouldn't it cause decrease in speed in a73 over a72?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

ARM claim they've improved their branch predictor The A73's branch predictor should mispredict less than the A72's Which should means there's less wasted cycles on the A73 ARM claim they've improved the decode stage so that its more efficient They claim that many instructions on the A72 that take 3 cycles to process can be done in only 1 cycle on the A73 More detail here: Also A73's can be clocked higher too

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

It's been a known fact almost all year that the 820 is slower than the 7420 in MC. A 10% speed increase to the 820 doesn't change that math by much.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Qualcomm is only existing cause of its big name and the ability to provide as many cpus as the OEM's need. Other than that its no more the best chip maker of android world. Matter of fact the new Huawei's 960 seems much better than the 821. The last exynos is also much better. Only mediatek is left to surpass them. I am so glad samsung can provide the international S7 with exynos as that cpu beats the s**t out of 820/821

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