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The Galaxy S6 Edge passes through AnTuTu, breaks all records and reveals specs

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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.

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posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:00 26

1. Sidewinder (Posts: 513; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

Holy smokes.. Flagship of 2015

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:53 1

36. phljcnth (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Now PA is telling us that it could be the Galaxy S6 Edge. I don't think so because the display's aspect ratio is 16:9 and it would be unusual if the phone's "main" display would be narrower than that. Remember the Note Edge comes with an additional 160x2560 display strip along with the main screen.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 06:15 8

52. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Geekbench results for Galaxy S6 Edge.


posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:04 15

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

time to upgrade my note 3!!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:11 3

70. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Time to downgrade my Note 4

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:08

5. AME85 (Posts: 42; Member since: 16 Dec 2014)

Waiting for the S6 Edge results !!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:09 2

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)

It will be the same. Just the graphic score will be a ittle bit lower due to that extra pixels on the side.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:12

8. Ishtiaque99 (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)

5.1 inch screen is frustrating.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 02:46

79. aries.phills (Posts: 140; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I don't understand how a 5.1 inch screen can be frustrating. My guess is that you are already hooked to the phablet kinda screen. I currently use a 5.1 inch phone and it is the perfect phone screen size in my opinion.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:13 7

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Yay... Bring it on Sammy.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:14 9

10. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

My god that is amazing!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:20 4

11. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

This is nothing..

Wait till you see the Geekbench 3 score, which reveals the most epic thing - a score in the rank of newest high end Intel Core M chips, and midrange Broadwell U chips.

Basically, phone chips have caught up with contemporary laptop chips in raw computing power!!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:21 1

12. XaErO (Posts: 333; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)

Excellent !! .. So it is gonna be Z4 and S6 mainly .. for first half of 2015 !!

Also interested to see, what Touchwiz optimizations Samsung might bring with S6 !!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:22 1

13. SyCo87 (Posts: 70; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)

Let's see if that can carry the weight of overbloated Touchwiz

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:58 9

26. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

the joke is dead. find something else to hate on.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:25 2

15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)

I call bs. For the most of the time it has similar results to exynos 5433. Antutu is so freaking garbage, I bet it doesn't support 64bit cpus yet. The most unreliable benchmark in the history.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:38 1

20. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

You are aware that both chips have the SAME CPU and GPU setup? (64bit Cortex A57 +A53 & Mali T760)
The only difference is one is made on 20nm, and the other on much more advanced 14nm finFET.
So the results make perfect sense actually.

The runtime score is far higher (as it should be, comparing ART and Dalvik), the GPU score also (because the GPU is clocked higher, or has more cores)

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:25 9

16. Ghost04 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 May 2014)

I always support companies to invest and and build their own chipsets .
Because it's always better then dependent on others .
If a company manufactures it's own chipsets it can compare it with top end chipset brands and even if they not powerful they can try to improve and match them .
If Samsung had used Snapdragon 810 ,they can only match LG , HTC and others or slightly beat them but never by a huge margin .
That's why I supported Exynos and HISilicon from the start . Though HISilicon is not that powerful but they have improved a lot since starting .
Competition is something that gives more choices and heat up the competition .
And manufacturer are more determined to bring new and better technologies .

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:32 1

19. AlikMalix (unregistered)

... and then they load it with "features" and bloat... Please Samsung give me a reason to try your phone again - make rumors true - make bloat and "features" downloadable... Not trolling...

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 02:39

21. shaineql (Posts: 421; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Google what you just wrotr. Yes they are making all bloat downloadable this time.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:02 4

27. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)

Yes exactly. dad bought the note 4 and at first I noticed lots of apps but then they turn out to be only shortcuts to galaxy apps or play store and can be easily deleted. the Note 4 is amazing but I bet the S6 will be the perfect phone. Can't wait.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:17 1

31. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)

They build their Exynos 7420 on their "Superior" 14nm and still can't beat A8's (which is build on 20nm) single core score, pathetic i must say. Their Exynos 5433 (which is build on 20nm) single core score is around 1128, slightly better than snapdragon 805 single core performance (which is build on 28nm). Like all the previous Exynos processor it's going to be a top benchmarker but in really life i don't think they will perform much better than S810.

Flagship Mobile processor is already powerful enough for all kind of mobile tasks. What really matters in my book is how efficient the processor is and the single core performance ( most apps (90%) don't even use the 3rd core.) Plus Snapdragon is much richer binaries and their processors are also deeply intregrated. I believe that when Qualcomm fixed their overhitting issues 810 going to performs much better than Exynos 5433 and will be slightly behind the Exynos 7420 in terms raw performance but batterly life/efficience of the processor going to be the same.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:33 13

33. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Can't beat A8s? The older SD805 beat the A8 in quite a few benchmarks. People like to cherry-pick the sections where Apple wins, but look at the overall scores.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 03:44

35. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)

Read before you comment. I was comparing Exynos 7420 and A8 single core performnce,i didn't compare SD805 with A8. I compare SD805 with Exynos 5433.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:21 9

38. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

That's because Apples single cores use more transistors per core and are physically bigger than the ARM Cortex-A57 allow more throughput. While quad core SoCs tend to use more, but smaller cores with less transistors. But despite that fact. The Exynos 7420 single core performance is razor close to the Apple A8's, a testament to the engineering marvel that the SoC is turning out to be.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 04:26 8

39. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I know what your compared. You stated that the 7420 couldn't beat the A8. I was pointing out that the older ARM based CPUs beat it, so this certainly will.

Single core performance. That's the cherry picking I was talking about. That would be relevant if they both had only one core. When they rate the horsepower of a car, do they do it per cylinder, or rate the overall engine.

In conclusion, I did read before I commented. I would suggest you know what you're talking about before you comment.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:02 4

44. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)

Your comparison is ppointles.
Use some brain and tell me what do you think would happen if Apple put 4 Cyclone cores in their iPhone chip??

The Cortex A57 is weaker, but it is also MUCH smaller and frugal.
In performanc per watt, it is actually a better core.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 05:29 2

49. Freecableguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)

I'm doing 1298/4576 @ Geekbench with Exynos 5433 so you might want to check your numbers again. Exynos 7420 will only improve on that and yes, it will likely smoke the S810.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:17 1

66. alex3run (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 May 2014)

And don't you know that Apple uses ultra wide cores and tripple core A8X has non-smartphone TDP? Do you know thatmanufacturing process itsdlf doesn't affect the performance of the chipset? Have you compared Snapdragon and Exynos versions of Galaxy Note 4 in real life tests?

If you don't why then do you try to talk about it?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 14:57

73. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

First off, the score can't be accurate because of these facts. Android is a Virtual Machine. Vm's run indepandant of the hardware underneath. I doubt benchmarks take this into consideration. iOS apps, have direct hardware access which could easily drive the scoring up, while a VM wouldn't.

If Android ran directly with a HAL like C+ does, the story would be far different.

Also benchmarks don't tell the story. Most Android apps onlyy use one core. Side by side tests show most apps run equal or faster than they do on iOS. So real life usage is way better than a benchmark any day.

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