Snapdragon 620-powered Samsung phone posts neat result on GeekBench - is it the Galaxy A9?

Snapdragon 620-powered Samsung phone posts neat result on GeekBench - is it the Galaxy A9?
Those keeping watch on Samsung will be excited to learn about an interesting new smartphone of its that's apparently in the works. And no, we're not talking about the Galaxy S7, or any weird flip/slider phones whose indisputable retro charm does look out of place in 2015. Rather, we're talking of a purported Galaxy A9, powered by the Snapdragon 620 SoC, a representative of Qualcomm's next-gen processor line-up.

The device appeared in GeekBench's score database, presented as "Samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open”. The "msm8976" part of its name is a dead giveaway for the Snapdragon 620's presence. The chip's CPU contains eight cores — four Cortex-A72 ones and four Cortex-A53 ones. The SoC is capable of 4K video recording and playback, and contains a new, unnamed Adreno GPU. The chipset's bundled with an X8 LTE modem, which means that you can enjoy download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload ones of up to 100Mpbs. Camera sensor support is limited to 13MP.

Besides the Snapdragon 620, the alleged Galaxy A9 packs 3GB of RAM memory and runs Android 5.1.1. With this configuration, the device scored 1325 in the single-core test, and 4461 in the multi-core test, an impressive result for what's to be considered Qualcomm's "not premium" silicon.


source: GeekBench

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36 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Really hope Qualcomm put things up together this time.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I reckon we will see far better SoCs from Qualcomm next year Samsung not using the 810 in the US really hurt Qualcomm's profits Also Intel and MediaTek are closing in Qualcomm are failing being pressured to innovate again

15. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Samsung didn't use 810 outside the US either.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I meant how before Samsung used Qualcomm in the US and Exynos outside the US This year they didn't the 810 in the US as well

29. Mister-Z-

Posts: 175; Member since: Sep 07, 2015

Slowdragon should didsspear soon. Mediatek and Exynos are way better.

36. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Totally... Less competition plus less experience equals more innovation and better products right?

2. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i hope its ddr4 ram.....& usb type c (for a change) & y not 808 or its successor ?

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

USB type c without fast charging is pointless. There is time when to implement it and when the time comes, Samsung will definitely put it.

16. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

well...thats what i want the most !! it can charge faster then usb 2.0 !! dats y i was in favour of type c !! i even want type c to be implemented in laptops ASAP !! as it can also be used for charging !! & wish type c to be the new standard ASAP !! but...god knows y all companies take so long to implement them -_- :(

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7456; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 620 is an octa core processor with 4 A72 cores and 4 A53 cores at a maximum clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The 620 only supports DDR3 ram at 933 MHz, but at least its dual channel. The 808 is a hexa core processor with 2 A57 core and 4 A53 cores with a maximum clock rate of 1.8 GHz and it to only supports DDR3 ram. As far as USB-C is concerned. Companies have to pay Intel for the new chipsets which add to the cost of a new device.

32. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

thnx bro :)

33. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

noo...i think thunderbolt is what intel launched !! & companies may pay intel for thunderbolt use in their products !! type c & usb 3.1 were made by a team of people from multiple companies (samsung, microsoft, apple, intel etc etc )

10. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

There is absolutely no 'practical purpose' of using USB C.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yet.. my usb dongle is micro usb, and my computer and laptop didnt have USB C port, so USB C is useless for now

12. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD620 is better than SD808, it's faster, cooler and less power hungry.

17. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

didnt know that !! ty for telling !!

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

the 620 destroy the 808 thats why.

27. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

It doesnt in terms of GPU.

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

2015 midrange could get this score :p

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

No, they can't. The only midrange SoC which can get it is a mediatek one and it has piss poor score in single core vs 1325 here.

6. aesthetics

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Will this soc manufactered on 14nm\16nm aswell?

8. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope none of none flagships will be. 20 nm should be the lowest in mid.

21. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It should have been 20nm, since high range SOCs will all be on 14nm. But sadly it's 28nm (as per I have read), No one is using 20nm, Question for qualcomm why everything else than high end SOC is 28nm?

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because its cheaper to manufature 28nm, blame tsmc/samsung about that :P

28. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

But don't you think its time to spend money then? If no one is using 20nm i.e. demand is less, should not it be cheaper?

9. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its a mid range SoC Its probably going to be 28nm Or 20nm at best (but highly unlikely)

13. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

It's high performance 28nm node.

11. MTT84

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

That's why Xiaomi mi4c is selling for a low price with snapdragon 808, snapdragon 620 smartphones could be released very soon in China.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Great sign that suggests the SD820 might be pretty game time.

20. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I live the small bezels in the pic. Who's that from?

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