Samsung SM-G9650 hits Geekbench; this could be a lite version of the Galaxy S8+
by Alan Friedman / Jul 13, 2017, 11:07 AM
Now, another Samsung model apparently related to the earlier discovery was also found on Geekbench. This time, the model number is SM-G9650 and under the hood is the sdm845, or Snapdragon 845 SoC. Like the Snapdragon 840, this chip also carries four cores which were tested at 1.78GHz. 4GB of RAM is inside the device with Android 7.1.2 pre-installed.
The first thought that comes to mind is that these are the rumored lite versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The model numbers of SM-G9600 and SM-G9650 seem very intriguing compared to the SM-G950 and SM-G955 used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+, respectively.
The SM-G9650 scored 1819 on the single-core test and 4494 on the multi-core test. The SM-G9600 scored 1782 on the single-core test and 4212 on the multi-core portion. Those results pale in comparison to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Geekbench test scores, which would seem to indicate that these new models found on Geekbench today are indeed lite versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+.
source: Geekbench via PhonesDaily
Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016
'Lite' version of S8 sounds disastrous lol. It needs all the power it can get to help improve performance. Hopefully the software is better optimized and throttling issues have been resolved. If not, this will be Sammy's third laggy flagship release to date. Not a good look.
posted on Jul 13, 2017, 11:20 AM 0
Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012
That's exactly my thought on this too. Just a pretty face is not enough for the S8 at all. To overcome that huge rusty touchwiz bugs and slowdowns and lag, those phones need to have a powerful processor, even more powerful than current S8+. This is hilarious lol
posted on Jul 13, 2017, 12:16 PM 1
Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016
How can the "lite" version if the Galaxy S8 have a flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC? Does that mean the Snapdragon 845 is inferior to the 835? WTF.
posted on Jul 13, 2017, 12:17 PM 0
Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014
is that SD845 is really SD835 successor? that 4 cores in SD845 is even slower than 4 LITTLE cores in SD835.. (but I'm fine if it's low power flagship processor that can give twice battery life compared to SD835, lol..)
posted on Jul 13, 2017, 10:03 PM 0
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