[Benchmarks] Samsung Galaxy S7 Lucky-LTE Gains 2x Lead Over Snapdragon 820

Ramish Zafar
Posted 1 year ago

With the smartphone world over Apple’s launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, for many its time to start wondering what Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship upgrade will come up with. After all, the Korean manufacturing giant managed to make significant overhauls to the lineup with the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus earlier this year. The Galaxy duo came not only with some top tier features and design upgrades, but also on board was Samsung’s in-house Exynos SoC. Well, some benchmarks featuring the tentatively named Galaxy S7 with Samsung’s next processor, codenamed LUCKY-LTE have surfaced today, and seems like the company is all set to take its lead into 2016.

Samsung’s LUCKY-LTE Surfaces On GeekBench With Eight Cores On Board

With the mobile SoC race moving forward at full pace, manufacturers are under increasing pressure to make their devices and chipsets as fast and high performing as possible. When it comes to Samsung, the company has seen reasonable success when it comes to the Exynos lineup. The chipset debuted in the Galaxy S6 duo and carried forward into the Galaxy Note 5 has managed to outperform nearly every SoC in the market, and Samsung’s taking huge steps forward to maintain its lead.

In fact, we’ve manged to spot the company’s next processor, codenamed LUKY in the GeekBench database, and by the looks of things so far, its going to outperform other once again. The Samsung LUCKY-LTE, shown in the image above is running at 8 cores, clocked at 1.38GHz, and its managed to gain quite a lot when compared to another highly anticipated processor, the Snapdragon 820; Qualcomm’s custom Kryo cored offering.

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When compared to a set of benchmarks that come with the Snapdragon 820’s reference name i.e. MSM8996, Samsung’s LUCKY-LTE manages to take the clear advantage out of the two. Not only are single and multi core scores of the processor more than double for Qualcomm’s upcoming offering, but we also get to see some impressive floating point, integer and memory performance scores in the mix too.

As you can see in the images below, when it comes to all three categories of processor performance, the Snapdragon 820 is clearly outclassed by its Korean rival. While memory performance might be attributed in some aspects to Lucky having more RAM than the MSM8996, in other areas, ranging from raw processor execution, to image/file compression/decompression and gloating point scores, Qualcomm’s Kryo cores seem to have their work cut out for them.

While the fact remains that no concrete conclusions can be drawn from these results, since there’s probably a lot of tweaking and tinkering that manufacturers’ should be left with the Snapdragon and the next Exynos, we do get to have a fair idea of both the processor’s progress so far. And by the looks of things, Qualcomm really has got its work cut out for it once again. Its a little too early to comment on any progress right now, since both the chipsets do appear to not be running at full capacities. So let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for more.


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