Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears on Geekbench

A version of the Verizon branded Samsung Galaxy Note 7, SM-N930V, has appeared today on the Geekbench benchmarking site. The only thing of note (no pun intended) to come out of the test is that once again the phablet carried just 4GB of RAM. Despite rumors that the Galaxy Note 7 will come with 6GB of the sweet stuff, it is becoming increasingly clear that this quite possibly is not the case. A tweet sent out by tipster Ricciolo (@Ricciolo1) suggests that there are no versions of the Galaxy Note 7 that will be equipped with 6GB of RAM. Thus far, the Geekbench tests seem to show that he is right.

The other specs found on the test show the Snapdragon 820 SoC under the hood, with a quad-core CPU. That, of course, is no surprise. Additionally, the phablet had Android 6.0.1 installed. Earlier this month, another Geekbench test of the Galaxy Note 7 showed the device running Android 7.0. But that version of the phone was equipped with the older Exynos 7420 chipset.

The Verizon branded Galaxy Note 7 scored 2200 on the single-core test and a 4469 on the multi-core test. The eagerly awaited phablet is expected to be unveiled on August 2nd.

source: Geekbench via TheAndroidSoul



39. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This Note 7 is very disappointing based on GB performance. So far it looks like it will under perform its competition this year.

37. monoke

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Might as well call it the s7 edge pen version.

30. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

More and more reasons to stick with my trusty Developer Edition Note 4, with my 128GB card and IR Blaster that I use multiple times per day! No need to feel obsolete yet! Why switch to a device that's faster, but removes features that I use on a regular basis?

34. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

That's why I love Android. Enough choices to please everyone.

28. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Gotta love Samsung fans. They get more excited or disappointed over stats then they do user experience...

24. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

If the Note 7 is going to end up being this lame im holding on to my Note 4 at least another year. An iris scanner is not enough to make me spend $800.

23. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I still believe it's a A9 Pro....if that's the case then its encouraging

14. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

So its basically a oversized s7 wth an iris scanner and an s pen. I hope i am wrong otherwise i am waiting for the nexus.

15. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You and me both. I have a S6 and note 5, and the wife has a S7. I am content with using both as daily drivers. I do tend to use the note 5 more especially when I am anticipating high usage days for work.

16. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Well the Note 5 was an oversized S6 with an Spen so...why are we surprised again?

17. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Even the nexus wouldn't be better either.. The moto Z remains the most unique phone of all time imo. Just hope the ip7+ is pulls out all the stops with the smart connector, 3d touch and dual cameras with optical zoom.

19. Furbal unregistered

Depending where iOS 10 and that smart connector goes, it may be time to jump ship ... I'm not to excited about the elite x3 anymore. HP is missing their window with announcing that st CES then launching half a year later

20. Subie

Posts: 2470; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Blackberry Passport gets my vote for the most unique. Not necessarily of all time though.

13. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

No chance the Note 7 has the 6gb ram modules. There simply isn't any need at all for it. It'll have 4gb. Sammy will introduce the 6gb modules with the S8 and it's 4k display.

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

If it doesn't come with 6GB RAM, I am not touching it. Its going to be outdated in no time.

9. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

How the hell would a 4GB RAM phone be outdated? At least for the next two years. Average consumers use less than 3GB of RAM.

22. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

because the note means the latest and greatest .. and if it doesnt have that no previous note user will touch it

11. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

And here i am wondering whether 4GB is worth it over 3GB. I honestly see no difference since with a lenient RAM management, you can cache 15-20 apps in RAM easily even with 3GB RAM. So even 4 seems kinda overkill.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Outdated? By the? Why does it need 6GB of RAM. Even the original Note and all the Notes before this one still do more than any phone on the planet. How exactly is it gonna be outdated?

38. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think what he was getting at. There are quite a few android phones in the market at the minute wth 6gb ram. The note is supposed to be the most powerfull phone on the planet and probley the most expensive android phone. So why does it not have the best specs.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Looks like Samsung is focusing all its R&D on just exynos. Feel sad for whoever purchases the poorly optimized SD variant...

7. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Why? Do the Snapdragon chips not work?

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Well, given how poorly it benchmarks compared to the Exynos variant ( ), and how poorly the SD variant of the S7 performed in usage tests compared to the Exynos variant ( ), I'm not holding my breath that Samsung will get it right with the SD variant this time...

3. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

LOL...A10 chip is going to destroy those benchmark coming out in Sept.

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Yeah! There is no way that I can disagree this!

18. Furbal unregistered

That should be obvious, the 820 will be 10 months old by then

21. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I know, right. Why a 10 month old chip in flagship Note 6/7 device? Didn't they use to get newer chips then the Galaxy s variants?

32. Furbal unregistered

Yeah, I sure as hell will not be buying a US if it has the 820. Unfortunately not many people will care. Note should have the best of the best

41. deleon629 unregistered

As long as the public is still dumb enough to stand in line and buy the same iPhone with the same UX interface for almost 10 years, I'd definitely co-sign this: It's an insult to their intelligence to expect the latest and greatest from them every single year/quarter, while the 2nd best stays mediocre; with fans standing by in their usual, unimpressed pose of arms crossed and tapping foot out in front. I'm sure someone at Samsung said, "Guys, trust me! there's plenty more idiots to go around into the cellphone market...! Let's just make the same damn phone! Apple's done it for over a decade, they could give us at least 2!" lol

26. tedkord

Posts: 17536; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure. Just like the A9 and A8, right? Lol.

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