Samsung SM-G9198 spotted on GFXBench carrying the Snapdragon 808 SoC

Looks like the LG G4 is getting company. Yesterday, we told you about a mystery Microsoft Lumia device (RM-1106) that was spotted taking a dash through the GFXBench site with the 64-bit Snapdragon 808 chipset in tow. This chip is unique in that it offers a hexa-core CPU as opposed to the usual quad-core and octa-core processors that are stuffed inside today's smartphones.

Today, another phone powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC was discovered running through the GFXBench website. This is the Samsung SM-G9198, and is equipped with a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 768 x 1280. With Android 5.1.1 pre-installed, the phone is driven by that aforementioned hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage (with 11GB available to the user). A 16MP rear camera is included and on front is a 5MP snapper for selfies and video chats.

We're not sure yet where this model fits into Sammy's lineup. Could this be a "mini" model of some sort, or is it just a mid-range handset? Stay tuned.

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source: @tjb007_hun



1. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

If I wasn't mistaken, I'd say it was a Galaxy Alpha successor.

2. donrox

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

I'd say it's the s6 mini. Finally a sort of respectable mini offering to compete with sony's compact series perhaps

3. carlemillward unregistered

Sony's next compact may be released later on with z5 and possibly have 820

20. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes, they are waiting almost a full year between Compacts... And this looks like Samsung is finally delivering a small flagship. Kudos.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. Judging by the model number which is SM-G9xxx, this would put it in the Galaxy S line of devices and based on screen size and resolution I would say yes it should be an S6 Mini or at the least an S6 variant of some kind. Samsung could have a surprise like a Galaxy S Alpha. :-)

10. QWERTYslider unregistered

Give this a removable battery, SD, fingerprint scanner, and make it free on a 2 year contract and I'm in.

18. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Can't wait to see benchmarks for the 14nm 820

32. waddup121 unregistered

Galaxy Alpha 2, PROBABLY the S6 mini too. Specs are a little godlike for the mini though.

41. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

alpha came with 32gb internal storage. This comes with like 16gb. It could just be a photo type, the final model may have 32gb

43. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

It's the S6 mini

44. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Sorry to everyone wanting an Alpha 2 or S6 Mini, I'm here from China to kill hopes. A hint from the model number: considering how SM-G9098 was China Mobile's version of the famous W201x series clamshell, this SM-G9198 could well be its sequel, especially considering the 4.6 inch 768p screen which is near identical as W2015. Also, these clamshells almost always use the top chips on the market at the time, so a 808 is reasonable. Time will tell whether what I said is correct.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

S6 mini?....For God's sake let them make it 7mm thin at least and fit a respectable 2000+mAh battery in there....and 16GB?!!...what is this 2013?

5. Sauce5 unregistered

I think its 2015..could be wrong.

7. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I'm very much aware of the current case my meaning was lost on you I was expressing my dislike for the amount of storage on the device in the article.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

There will probably be microSD slot

12. Clars123

Posts: 1080; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I sure hope so

25. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

2013? Even today only a couple of flagships have 32GB or more. 16GB is still a standard.

26. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

With the native features of M letting you install APK and apps directly to SD cards, I think 16GB is an irrelevant con... and it is 2015 for sure.

6. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

alpha 2 maybe

24. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Codename suggests S-series.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Specs seem to be very solid for a mini model.

34. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Only 2gb Ram. Fail.

36. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Why do you need more in a mini with low resolution display?

38. ARTE.8800.

Posts: 192; Member since: May 27, 2015

Why does the iPhone need so much less RAM than Android devices? Android keeps all your opened applications alive on RAM, if there is enough free RAM to do it. This reduces battery usage because apps are only initialized on the first run, then kept alive while you use your phone. These apps are however, not using any battery while kept on your RAM, as the processes are (generally) not running (unless background processes exist). To android, more RAM means more apps can be kept alive, thus faster switching between apps for the user. "Empty RAM is wasted RAM". Note however than when we need RAM and we don't have it, Android will kill automatically the less used processes until we have enough RAM to run our apps, so we don't need really need to worry about it.

11. yonith

Posts: 230; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

what a joke of a display

16. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

At least it will be AMOLED with resolution being similar to the iPhone 6, thus possibly much better overall (better brightness, contrast, blacklevels, calibration and viewing angles).

22. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Similar resolution is not enough because of Pentile matrix which has 30% less subpixels. It really is visible.

47. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Better brightness you must be kidding me lol. Used every single Samsung Super Amoled around and yes since note 4 Samsung did a great job with there Super Amoled, but non of these Samsung Super Amoled has better clean and bright white as IPS especially on iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

31. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

This isn't Apple with their 750p piss yellow display. It's 768p and will probably be cool enough to not look like yellow tinted junk.

48. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Actually all new Super Amoled start from S5, Note 4, S6, S6 edge and Note edge all piss yellow just turn the basic mode or Amoled photo in display setting and here we go Yellowish tinge, the only way to keept white only adptive mode and still oversturate mode not natural as basic or Amoled photo.

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