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

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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+.

Another Samsung phone is spotted on Geekbench, possibly a lite version of the Galaxy S8+

Another Samsung phone is spotted on Geekbench, possibly a lite version of the Galaxy S8+


source: Geekbench via PhonesDaily

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posted on 13 Jul 2017, 11:20

1. Lumbergh (Posts: 358; Member since: 14 Feb 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 13 Jul 2017, 11:43 1

2. dazed1 (Posts: 585; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:16 1

5. piyath (Posts: 1133; Member since: 23 Mar 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 13 Jul 2017, 12:54

9. Lumbergh (Posts: 358; Member since: 14 Feb 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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 14:40 1

14. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:18

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3915; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:38 1

8. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 17:04

15. matistight (Posts: 576; Member since: 13 May 2009)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 11:54 1

3. Export (Posts: 98; Member since: 24 Apr 2017)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 11:56

4. itsarvindhere (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Jul 2017)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:17

6. trojan_horse (Posts: 5349; Member since: 06 May 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 13 Jul 2017, 12:55

10. Lumbergh (Posts: 358; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:57

11. Skimshaddy (Posts: 101; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Maybe its that mini S8 rumors we have heard about.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 13:31

12. Avieshek (Posts: 84; Member since: 10 Jul 2017)


Could be Note?

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 14:28

13. Lumbergh (Posts: 358; Member since: 14 Feb 2016)


Not with those weak benchmark scores.

posted on 13 Jul 2017, 22:03

16. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 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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