Yesterday we came across a very interesting entry in the Geekbench database, one that revealed a mysterious Samsung smartphone codenamed “Lucky”, powered by what seems to be a brand new Exynos SoC featuring eight custom cores. We assumed that the SoC might be the fabled Exynos M1 given the custom ARM architecture, which in turn could mean that the so-called “Lucky” might be an early version of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Evidently, we can’t be sure of this, but it’s very interesting to note that the same “Lucky” was also spotted in AnTuTu earlier today, this time around with a Snapdragon 820 in tow. And as you might recall if you’ve kept an eye on our feed, there are already numerous reports hinting that Samsung is considering the use of both a Snapdragon 820 and a new Exynos processor in the creation of the Galaxy S7.
So the obvious question now is whether or not “Lucky” is indeed the Galaxy S7 (or at least a test version, a prototype if you will). Either way, here’s what the phone has to offer, according to AnTuTu.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Test Version Benchmarked?
The Samsung Lucky, as seen in Antutu, is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, an Adreno 530 graphics chip, 4 GB of RAM (exactly as the lucky powered by the other SoC), 64 GB of storage, and a 16 MP primary camera complemented by a 5 MP front-facing unit.
The terminal runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and interestingly enough, it sports a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. 5.7-inches is a bit large for a Galaxy S flagship given that the current Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge pack 5.1-inch panels, but recent rumors from Korea also explored the possibility that Samsung might release the Galaxy S7 in two sizes, measuring 5.2 and 5.8 inches respectively.
In any case, here’s how the Snapdragon 820-powered “Lucky” performs in AnTuTu: it scores 72,355 points overall, 3,481 pts. in single threaded floating point, and 23,597 pts. in 3D graphics performance.
As you can see, overall, the Exynos 7420 is still on top, while the Snapdragon 820 comes out in front when looking at the single threaded and 3D results. However, bear in mind that these are prototypes, probably nowhere near the final version. Also, Qualcomm is rumored to supply Samsung with a new version of its Snapdragon 820 mobile chipset, sometime in October. So things will definitely change as far as performance is concerned.
We should also point out that, according to several rumors so far, Samsung is the first OEM to acquire Snapdragon 820 test samples from Qualcomm, which would explain why the “Lucky” is even in the benchmarks to begin with.
Any thoughts on the idea that Samsung might re-adopt the old formula and release the Galaxy S7 in two variants powered by different SoCs? Feel free to share them below.