Probable Samsung Galaxy S7 prototype shows up in AnTuTu result with Snapdragon 820 on board

In the past few weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S7 was often the center of numerous reports claiming to reveal information about the next member in the Galaxy S series. Previous unofficial reports claimed that Samsung is considering using both an in-house Exynos chipset as well as the upcoming Snapdragon 820 with the Galaxy S7, depending on the market. We've also heard that Samsung has already started testing and optimizing the Snapdragon 820, being the first manufacturer to do so. Today, a smartphone which is believed to be a prototype version of the Galaxy S7 has surfaced online in a leaked AnTuTu benchmark result, complete with most of the hardware specifications.

The first thing to note from the leaked AnTuTu result is that the smartphone is codenamed "Lucky". This is not the first time we've heard about this codename; just yesterday, what appears to be a different version of the "Lucky" was spotted in a leaked Geekbench result running an Exynos 8890 chipset with custom CPU cores

This time around, however, the Lucky is listed by AnTuTu with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Other specs include an Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a 16MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary sensor, as well as Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as the operating system. According to the result, the display of the smartphone is a 5.7-inch panel with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels. While this may seem a bit too on the phablet side for a member of the Galaxy S lineup, it should be noted that a recent rumor claimed that the Galaxy S7 will arrive in two sizes, one with a 5.2-inch display, and one with a larger 5.8-inch panel. 

The Samsung "Lucky" managed to obtain 72,355 points overall, 3,481 points in single-threaded tests, and 23,597 points in 3D graphics performance. Compared to the Exynos 7420 and the Snapdragon 810, the Snapdragon 820 scored significantly better in both 3D graphics as well as in single-threaded. The total points are a bit below the results obtained by the Exynos 7420, and only slightly above the Snapdragon 810. To properly interpret these results, however, we'll have to bear in mind that the Snapdragon 820 is said to come with a quad-core CPU, as opposed to the octa-core CPU architectures of both the Snapdragon 810 and the Exynos 7420. Also, we should note that these results are probably coming from a non-final version of the Snapdragon 820 and that Qualcomm is likely to further tweak and optimize its chipset before the SoC is ready for a commercial launch.

Obviously, there is a lot of confusion at the moment over this Samsung "Lucky" smartphone, and the information we have at the moment is not enough to certify that this is indeed a prototype of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7. What do you guys think?

source: Weibo via GforGames



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

That's hot!

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Not too hot I hope. Lucky 7

61. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I actually think this is an interesting shift in tech. Bigger and more powerful cores but less of them. Perhaps Apple had it right all along? And no, I'm not an Apple fan or owner. It's possible that this shift is happening at the wrong time too and more but less powerful cores will be better in the future in terms of efficiency.

2. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

I hope this time snapdragon doesn't mess up all the devices of this year. Really, it created a lot of problems for every company with the 8lealeading to Samsung having no competitor in terms of raw performance. Don't wanna see it happen again.

3. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

with this score, I think Qual Comm is gearing to capture higher-mid range segment of 2016. May be this is the reason mediatek choosed to not make hello X2 a truely high end Soc

45. engineer-1701d unregistered

i hope its great because i love my gs6 after leaving sprint but the ram issue is horrible but i just got the update 400mb today on tmobile with the samsung pay and many other things and its a fully over lay for apps and bug fix seems smoother now better then new like its not trying to just jump to the new thing like its thinking and doing at the same time oh and update came with the gear app for my new gear s2

4. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

looking forward for the mongoose (m1) monster. .coz it'll reign in 2016 as it's small brother exynos 7420

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You can always dream on dude.

6. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Im confused??!

7. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I think Samsung has taken the crown from qualcomm in soc design..

23. Plutonium239

Posts: 1243; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Considering all the previous Samsung chips have been flops, not really.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Some ppl forgot thats almost every past exynos soc where crap overheating ovens.. They also forgot thats even if Exynos did beat in performance its was thanks to 14nm build mostly thats help the soc to throttle at 40% instead of 50% on the SD810. Finally they also forget thats Qualcomm always had supperior soc in the past , performance wise and features wise. Finally this is by no way the final version ;)

41. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Ahaha Qualcomm always had superior laggy SoCs :D

46. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Nonsense. Even the older 5433 20nm Exynos beats the SD 810 in many respects, including efficiency and thermal performance (much less throttling). Try again.

51. iushnt

Posts: 3152; Member since: Feb 06, 2013


59. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

what the actual sh*t are you talking about ? every exynos soc since the s2 beat the crap out of it's competitor from qualcomm you said that just because you hate on samsung nothing else !!

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Like the first Exynos that put S2 on the map? or all the subsequent versions that were released overseas only which performed equal or better than the qualcomm equivalent?

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Qualcomm All About That Graphics Performance Which I Love BTW.

14. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

That's why SD805 is lagging behind E5433 and SD810 is slower than E7420. All about graphics performance xD

17. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Care to give some source that it is?

21. TyrionLannister unregistered

Go and see Gamebench. Mali GPUs are better optimized for OpenGL based games. Also, GFXBench manhattan as well as T-Rex offscreen say that 7420 scores higher than 810. See here if you are into benchmarks though:

22. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Don't Need To Cause I Know All About Gamebench And Which Phones Put Up The Best Scores. All I'm Saying Is The 820 Is Going To Be A Beast.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

75% or more games use directx instead of open GL so yeah very usefull. Also if the SD810 would not be slowed down because of crappy 20 nm build its would get much better performance. Also this source dont explain the supposed SD805 lagging begind the E5433 ( wich was a crazy overheating crap soc btw ) As for the SD820 the GPU have a lots more power than anything on the market including the K1 from nvidia thats destroy exynos in GPU section. Its will also have much more headroom for heat as its will use custom core ( wich Qualcomm are known from having lower heat than stock core ) and wont use the big little oven architecture.

48. TyrionLannister unregistered

Android doesn't even support directX smart ass.

52. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Nonsense! Adreno without any thermal throttling is slower by 15% than Mali MP8.

65. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

marorun: you're a moron who knows nothing. DirectX on android? LOL!

24. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

The 810 Is The Only Bust My Friend Cause The 805 Outperforms The 5433. Qualcomm Has Went Back To What They're Best At Which Is Quad Core So The 820 Will Be A Lot Better Than The 810.

47. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

In actual games (Asphalt 8 etc.) , the 5433 beats the 805 with much higher and more stable framerates. See XDAdeveloper threads about those comparisons.

54. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Not *much* but 15% difference again we can see.

57. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

true. other chips may outclock them but will never compare in graphics. mediatek might be ok for a business phone that does nothing but call/text/email but for me.. i need more.

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