Galaxy S7 gets benchmarked again with new Exynos processor

Galaxy S7 gets benchmarked again. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Galaxy S7 gets benchmarked again. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 has again appeared in benchmark tests ahead of its official unveiling. This time, however, the device was tested with a brand new Exynos processor — not the Snapdragon 820 chip it was running last time.

Although Samsung is expected to adopt Qualcomm’s latest chip for the Galaxy S7 series, it’s thought the South Korean company will also launch a second variant in some markets, which will be powered by its own Exynos chipset. Until it launched last year’s flagships, this was common for Samsung.

Now a new benchmark that has appeared on AnTuTu all but confirms Samsung is currently testing a Galaxy S7 with the Exynos 8890 — the successor to last year’s Exynos 7420, which was widely regarded as the best processor available on an Android device.

The rest of the specifications packed into this device remain the same, so it has 4GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, and that new 12-megapixel camera sensor we’ve recently been hearing a lot about. AnTuTu also says it was running the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software.

Recent rumors have promised that the Galaxy S7 will also offer a pressure-sensitive display like the iPhone 6s, and a clone of Apple’s Live Photos feature.

Samsung is expected to make the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge official in Barcelona on February 21. It’s thought the larger Galaxy S7 edge+ could also launch alongside them, 7 months earlier than originally expected.