Samsung SM-G9650 hits Geekbench; this could be a lite version of the Galaxy S8+

Samsung SM-G9650 hits Geekbench; this could be a lite version of the Galaxy S8+
Earlier today we told you about a new Samsung phone that surfaced on Geekbench. The model number of that handset is SM-G9600, and as we told you in the earlier story, the device is powered by the sdm840. This could be the Snapdragon 840 SoC. With four cores, the chip could be more closely related to the Snapdragon 820 than the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The latter, which comes with an octa-core CPU, is currently being used by the current generation of top shelf phones.

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



1. Lumbergh

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.

2. dazed1

Posts: 800; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Hi, kiko007 brother, are you an ifanatic apple advocate as well?

5. piyath

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

9. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Right. The S8 was like Lambo's body on a Camry. The S8 'Lite' will be a Lambo's body on a Prius lol

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

When was the last time you've owned a Samsung phone?

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Your obsession with Samsung is downright unhealthy. I recommend therapy.

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Lol Samsung enjoying that plot of land they rented in your pathetic little mind

15. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Right??? They want to make a lite version but will kill you if you suggest that they make a "mini" of the S8

3. Export

Posts: 98; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Why would they do this? S8 OS, Chassis, Camera with a weaker chip, ruining the flagship name...

4. itsarvindhere

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 13, 2017

Motherboard - sdm845.... Does that hint at something? Who knows this might be a Galaxy S9 that is in testing :p :p

6. trojan_horse

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.

10. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It would lag a lot less with an 845 on board.

11. Skimshaddy

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Maybe its that mini S8 rumors we have heard about.

12. Avieshek unregistered

Could be Note?

13. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Not with those weak benchmark scores.

16. ibend

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..)

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