The Galaxy S6/S6 Edge leak train is chugging along, with just weeks left to the official unveiling of Samsung’s next big thing(s). Today we have a benchmark result that, if real, confirms our high expectations in the hardware department.
An entry for a device self-identifying as SM-G925W8 has been spotted in the database of the popular AnTuTu benchmarking suite. Assuming that the entry isn’t fabricated or tampered with, we’re looking at the probable specifications of the Galaxy S6 Edge and its non-curved sibling, the Galaxy S6.
There are no major surprises here – the listing confirms specs that have been heavily rumored in the past, from the 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 display, to the 3GB of RAM, 20MP camera, and Exynos 7420 processor. This last spec is particularly important, since it supports the theory that Samsung will be using a 14nm Exynos processor, instead of a Qualcomm chip, like on its previous hero devices. Qualcomm publicly admitted that it lost a major client for its Snapdragon 810 processor, though Samsung may still end up using Qualcomm chips for some versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The benchmark score is way up there: the overall score is 60,978, and this comparison with the Note 4 running Exynos 5433 shows that 3D graphics performance sees the biggest improvement.
While benchmark scores mean nothing these days (see the rigged scores controversy), the fact that Exynos 7420 is around 10,000 points above Tegra K1 and other competitors bodes well for the S6. Coupled with a slimmed-down operating system, the fast processor could finally bring that lag-free experience that has so far eluded Galaxy S devices. However, nothing is sure until the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are official.