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

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Unknown Samsung model powered by the Snapdragon 808 SoC

Unknown Samsung model powered by 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.

Thanks for the tip!

source: @tjb007_hun

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posted on 29 May 2015, 13:11 11

1. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:13 7

2. donrox (Posts: 192; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:15 2

3. carlemillward (unregistered)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:13 2

20. buccob (Posts: 2700; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yes, they are waiting almost a full year between Compacts...

And this looks like Samsung is finally delivering a small flagship. Kudos.

posted on 29 May 2015, 14:36 4

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14045; Member since: 25 Sep 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. :-)

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:52 3

10. QWERTYslider (unregistered)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:01 1

18. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 17:31 1

32. waddup121 (unregistered)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 22:33

41. jalebi2000 (Posts: 180; Member since: 01 Mar 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

posted on 29 May 2015, 23:29

43. fonelover (Posts: 249; Member since: 19 Mar 2015)


It's the S6 mini

posted on 30 May 2015, 05:03

44. AndyYan (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Feb 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.

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:16 1

4. Clars123 (Posts: 933; Member since: 16 Mar 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?

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:20 3

5. Sauce5 (unregistered)


I think its 2015..could be wrong.

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:26 3

7. Clars123 (Posts: 933; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:50 1

9. Ordinary (Posts: 2450; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


There will probably be microSD slot

posted on 29 May 2015, 14:16

12. Clars123 (Posts: 933; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


I sure hope so

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:23 1

25. may_czos (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:24

26. buccob (Posts: 2700; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:20 1

6. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


alpha 2 maybe

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:22

24. may_czos (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Codename suggests S-series.

posted on 29 May 2015, 13:32 1

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


Specs seem to be very solid for a mini model.

posted on 29 May 2015, 20:16

34. ARTE.8800. (banned) (Posts: 192; Member since: 27 May 2015)


Only 2gb Ram. Fail.

posted on 29 May 2015, 20:54

36. may_czos (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


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

posted on 29 May 2015, 21:47 1

38. ARTE.8800. (banned) (Posts: 192; Member since: 27 May 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.

posted on 29 May 2015, 14:05

11. yonith (Posts: 173; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


what a joke of a display

posted on 29 May 2015, 14:56 5

16. Macready (Posts: 1469; Member since: 08 Dec 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).

posted on 29 May 2015, 15:19 3

22. may_czos (Posts: 847; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


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

posted on 31 May 2015, 09:01

47. Trex95 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 03 Mar 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.

posted on 29 May 2015, 16:23

31. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 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.

posted on 31 May 2015, 09:09

48. Trex95 (Posts: 1095; Member since: 03 Mar 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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