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Samsung SM-G9600 spotted in benchmark with Qualcomm Snapdragon 840 CPU

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Samsung SM-G9600 spotted in benchmark with Qualcomm Snapdragon 840 CPU
It looks like Samsung is about to launch yet another smartphone and it's not the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 8. A “lite” version of the Galaxy S8 could make its debut on the market by the end of the month, although it's not yet clear what name Samsung will use for the unannounced handset.

The phone was recently spotted at Geekbench, a benchmark that gathers data from all tested devices and stores it in its own database. Samsung SM-G9600 might be the Galaxy S8 Lite or Mini, the name is not that important right now.

What's really special about this device is the fact that it will pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 840 chipset. According to the listing at Geekbench, the SM-G9600 is equipped with a quad-core chip that accommodates four cores clocked at 1.77GHz.

Moreover, the motherboard of the phone is codenamed sdm840, which is why we believe there's a high chance the SM-G9600 will be powered by a Snapdragon 840 processor. The latter could be a slightly tweaked version of the Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, but with better GPU and modem.

Aside from the Snapdragon 840 CPU, Samsung's unannounced smartphone packs 4GB RAM and runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat. We have yet to learn anything about the handset's display and camera, but more info might emerge in the coming days.

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posted on 13 Jul 2017, 01:53

4. DellB (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jun 2015)


That is so messed up. How come the SD840 is weaker than the SD835? Qualcomm, Samsung, you guys need to get your acts right.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 02:07

5. QuadFace (Posts: 156; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Exactly, it didn't make any sense.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 03:23

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Probably someone's edited their build.prop
The processor ID is the same as the 820: ARM implementer 81 architecture 8 variant 1 part 517 revision 2
https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/2959541
But the core0 clocks are higher then the 820, probably a custom kernel

Also it seems like Qualcomm accidentally leaked that their successor to the 835 is the 845
http://droidholic.com/snapdragon-845-listed-official-website/

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 03:15

6. foreverNOOB (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Jul 2017)


For the record, Mini variant of any Galaxy S appears to have weaker spec than the bigger one.

And WT... with Qualcomm and their naming strategy. If this Cpu is just a slightly tweak of 820/21 with a little higher core clock and better gpu , why didn't they named its 825 or 830 like what they did with 801/805?. facepalm.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 03:27

8. vincelongman (Posts: 5048; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


This one's core0 clock of 1.77GHz is lower than the 821's core0 clock of 2.188GHz
See my other comment, most likely its someone's 820 with a custom kernel and edited build.prop

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 04:09

10. Tondern (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


Yup this happens all the time on Geekbench, this is the sort of quality news you get on PA.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 03:51 1

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1039; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I really do wish they would stop using Snapdragon and just make all variants Exynos, as Exynos is always a lot more powerful and efficient.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 17:44

12. AmashAziz (Posts: 1435; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Exynos' GPU isn't as powerful.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 06:13 1

11. xfire99 (Posts: 934; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Bad fake! All Note series model names start with N and not G. G is Galaxy serie.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 17:45

13. AmashAziz (Posts: 1435; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Yay, G is galaxy serie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOw So fUn right my BfF?

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