The Galaxy S6 Edge passes through AnTuTu, breaks all records and reveals specs
The inevitable has finally happened – the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge has been caught making a pass through the AnTuTu benchmarking suite, leaving all kinds of meaty intel for us to digest, not to mention a performance record.
To start off, the specific model of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was spotted was the SM-G925W8, a mashup of numerals and letters that we're well acquainted with, and have pretty good reasons to believe refer to no other than Samsung's next flagship. More importantly, however, the device is powered by the octa-core Exynos 7420 – a Samsung-made chip built on a 14 nm node (compared to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, which is built on a 20 nm one), complemented by an ARM Mali-T760 GPU.
As for the rest of the specs, we're looking at a 5.1-inch display (Super AMOLED, most likely) with a super high resolution of 1440 x 2560 (576 ppi), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie snapper. In other words, most of what we thought we knew based on rumors is shaping up to be the real deal.
Lastly, and as mentioned, the Galaxy S6 Edge set a record high, 60,978 score – by far the highest we've seen. Since AnTuTu is a multi-stage test, the break-down of the score actually allows us to spot where the Exynos 7420 improved the most compared to the older Exynos 5433 – 3D objects visualization. That's always welcome news, especially when talking about phones with as pixel-dense displays (these put an enormous strain on the processor and GPU).
With Samsung's Unpacked event (set for March 1st) now just a few short weeks away, we expect to get more and more concrete information on the Galaxy S6 Edge before it's even made public, so do stay tuned for more.
UPDATE: This piece previously referred to the SM-G925W8 as the Galaxy S6, but based on recent, seemingly credible leaks, we have reason to believe that it's actually the Galaxy S6 Edge. Story has been edited to reflect that.