Early S6 Edge benchmarks promise stellar performance
If you’ve been saving your hard-earned cash in anticipation of the upcoming Samsung S6 Edge, it could be well worth it for its performance alone. Early benchmarks indicate the device will the most powerful smartphone we’ve seen so far.
While the AnTuTu benchmark below says this is a Galaxy S6, previous leaks tell us its model number — SM-G925W8 — fits the curved S6 Edge instead. The device is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420, which is a 64-bit octa-core chip complemented by ARM Mali-T760 graphics.
The benchmarks also list a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It’s also worth nothing the device is running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
If those specifications aren’t already getting you excited, perhaps the S6 Edge’s benchmark score will.
In this particular test, it scored 60,978 points, which is a record for a smartphone. Its chip is faster than last year’s Exynos 5433 in almost every way, particularly when it comes to 3D graphics, which makes it ideal for a device with a Quad HD screen.
With Samsung reportedly snubbing Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 for its next Galaxy series, it’s likely the regular Galaxy S6 will be powered by the same Exynos 7420 chip as the S6 Edge — in which case, you can expect it to be just as powerful.
Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge will make their official debuts at Mobile World Congress next month, during Samsung’s Unpacked event on March 1. We have less than three weeks to wait before these specifications are confirmed, then.