MWC 2016 is less than a month away and Samsung is putting in its final preparations for the big flagship unveiling. Based on the latest reports, Samsung is giving us two Galaxy S7 variants, one standard flat 5.1-inch version and one Edge version codenamed SM-G935F. Both devices will seemingly replace their counterparts that were announced around this time last year.
According to recent reports, each Galaxy S7 model will be split into two different variants other than their varying storage capacities. One will run a Snapdragon 820 processor (United States and China), and the other will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor. The Exynos 8890-powered variant will be the international model.
Earlier today, we caught a glimpse of the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 Edge on mobile benchmarking site Geekbench. The listing confirmed the device’s model number and revealed a few key specifications.
Based on the test, it’s clear that the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 will sport 4GB of RAM. This will match the high on the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ that were announced last September. The device will also have Google’s latest Android 6.0.1 preloaded.
In the test, the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 Edge was able to produce a single-core score of 1363 and a multi-core score of 4951. This isn’t bad, but it’s nowhere near the range we were hoping for. Considering the fact that the scores were so far off what we anticipated judging from a recently leaked AnTuTu score, it’s believed that the unit could have been for testing purposes only. We’ll see exactly what we get in about three weeks time.