Samsung’s upcoming flagship device dubbed “Galaxy S7” has seen a fair share of leaks and rumors in the last few months. Out of the leaked configuration details, Samsung’s new and powerful Exynos 8890 chipset, tied to the codename “M1 Mongoose,” is believed to make it to the final cut. The same chipset has apparently made a visit to the GeekBench benchmark site, showcasing the power of the SoC.
Earlier leaks suggested that the Exynos 8890 housed in the Samsung Galaxy S7 brings out the same performance seen in the Exynos 7420 powered current-generation flagship Samsung Galaxy S6 and phablet Galaxy Note 5. However, the new benchmark result has a different story to tell.
As it turns out, Samsung’s Exynos 8890 running at 2.3 GHz has reportedly managed to amass nearly 7,000 points (i.e. 6,908), specific to the multi-core GeekBench test. Phone Arena reported that “7,000 points” is the highest score tallied by any mobile device in this particular test, so far. The single-core test result, on the other hand, shows a good 2,294 points for the aforesaid chip.
The latest information was shared by a tipster on China’s Weibo. Sometime back, the same tipster apparently used Weibo to share the benchmark result comparison of the new Exynos chip and Apple's A9, prior to the iPhone 6s announcement. The A9 scored 2,487 and 4,330 in single- and multi-core tests, respectively, Sam Mobile reported.
Apart from sharing the benchmark results, the Weibo report also said that the same chip was tested using Samsung’s Power Saving and Ultra Power Saving modes, hinting that the device running the Exynos 8890 chip could very well be the Samsung Galaxy S7 prototype.
Speaking of Galaxy S7 release date, the handset will reportedly hit the store shelves in February 2016. This means that the Galaxy S6 successor will release a month earlier than this year, breaking the tradition. The tipster apparently said that the South Korean tech giant is still optimizing the new Exynos chip. Hence, there is a good chance that when the S7 releases, there could be significant improvements in the performance.
However, readers should note that Samsung has not confirmed the existence of Exynos 8890 as part of Galaxy S7 specifications thus far.