Early Galaxy S7 benchmarks confirm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, 12MP camera

The Galaxy S7 will bring big upgrades internally. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Galaxy S7 will bring big upgrades internally. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

An early benchmark test for the Galaxy S7 has appeared on AnTuTu ahead of the handset’s official unveiling, confirming a number of big internal upgrades, including Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a new 12-megapixel camera sensor.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to look a lot like its predecessor, with a curved glass back similar to that on the Galaxy Note 5. But internally, it will be a different beast.

With a Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 graphics, and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S7 looks set to become one of the fastest smartphones available when it goes on sale in the coming months. It will also be Samsung’s first phone to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.

The model benchmarked here has 64GB of internal storage, and it’s likely the device will also be available in 32GB and 128GB configurations. However, there are rumors that claim Samsung will bring back expandable storage this year, so that 128GB model could be scrapped.

The AnTuTu benchmarks also appear to confirm rumors that the Galaxy S7 will have a new 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, with a larger sensor that will provide better images — especially in low light. It might seem like a downgrade over the Galaxy S6’s 16-megapixel camera on paper, then, but you can be sure the new camera will be even better.

We should point out that these benchmarks could have easily been faked, but it’s certainly plausible that they’re genuine, given how close we are to the Galaxy S7’s official debut. It’s thought the device will appear at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.