Googlicious: Samsung Galaxy S7 rumors point to a March 11 release date 3:56 / January 26, 2016.
some get the Exynos 8890, some the Snapdragon 820. Last week we saw the 8890 take a swing at the Kirin 950 (Huawei’s latest and greatest), but now the AT&T version of the Galaxy S7 has passed through Geekbench 3 too, giving us an opportunity to compare both versions of the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the worst kept secret in the mobile world. A flood of rumors has been flowing in.According to an in-the-know source, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S7 in March. Do Apple’s plans have anything to do with that?
GeekBench 3 Higher is better Huawei Mate 8 (Kirin 950) 6088 Samsung Galaxy S7 (Exynos 8890) 5946 Samsung Galaxy S6 (Exynos 7420) 5215 Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820) 4979 Huawei Nexus 6P (Snapdragon 810) 4539 Huawei Mate S (Kirin 935) 3475 The S820 chipset loses on multi-core performance (it’s a quad-core), but it does win the single-core fight – 2,282 for the S820 and 1,873 for the 8890 chipsets. Keep in mind that the software is not final yet and the scores might change. Samsung is gearing up to release its next big flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, on the eve of the Mobile World Congress tradeshow next month.
The current Snapdragon 820 result is behind the old Exynos 7420 chipset and earlier benchmarks (Geekbench 3 again) showed the S820 had a small lead.
Samsung is preparing several screen sizes and shapes for the Galaxy S7 lineup, but the launch schedule was never very clear.
According to the Russian blogger the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be capable of playing videos at maximum brightness for more than 17 hours. If true, this will surely rank the Galaxy S7 among the best in its class. The Galaxy S7 is rumored to run on the Samsung’s latest in-house chipset – the Exynos 8890 with 4GB RAM. The new SoC is going to be company’s first to use custom CPU cores instead of regular Cortexes. According to a recent infographic by Samsung, the new processor will provide 30% faster performance and 10% better energy efficiency compared to the one used within the Exynos 7420 (Galaxy S6 series). The Galaxy S7 is expected to premiere this February at the MWC expo in Barcelona. It may come in two models – one with the Snapdragon 820 beast and one with Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chip.