Samsung Is Not Just Going To Be Using Snapdragon 820 As Another SoC From Qualcomm Shows Up In Leak


It looks like Samsung has had its faith restored in Qualcomm because according to the latest benchmarking leak, Snapdragon 820 is not the only chipset that the company is making it go through the rigorous testing process.

Snapdragon 620 Shows Up In Benchmarking Leak – Running In A Smartphone Named Samsung Galaxy A9

The source indicates that the Snapdragon 620 is going to be part of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone lineup thanks to a Geekbench benchmarking leak showing up. However, there are several differences between this benchmarking leak, and the one we had reported earlier. Our earlier report shows that Snapdragon 620 had enough processing capabilities to zip past both Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 in the single-core tests, even though the chipset failed to exceed the scores obtained by these SoCs in the multi-core tests.

According to the previous leak, Snapdragon 620 was running an octa-core processor running at the following frequencies.

  • Quad-core Cortex-A72 at 1.8 GHz
  • Quad-core Cortex-A53 at 1.2 GHz
Scores coming from the previous leak

The new benchmarking leak reveals a different story. The cores in Samsung Galaxy A9 are running at a speed of 1.4GHz, indicating that the company might have forcefully reduced these clock speeds, most likely for testing purposes. However, reducing the clock speed has resulted in obvious side effects, as Snapdragon 620 fails to exceed the scores of both Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 in the single-core, but surprisingly exceeds the latter in the multi-core test.

Once again, we have to remind ourselves that Samsung has reduced these clock speeds in order to see if these next generation SoCs are going to go through another overheating event like Qualcomm’s current generation ones or not. Other specifications of Samsung Galaxy A9 include 3GB of RAM and running Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

Scores from the latest leak

Just like Galaxy S7, Samsung is definitely going to keep an open mind and allow this smartphone to be sold in both the Snapdragon and the company’s own developed chipset version, although we have to wait and see which one is it going to be. So what do you guys think of the performance of Snapdragon 620 so far? For us, it is looking to be worthy successor of Snapdragon 615, seeing as how this particular one fails to beat MediaTek’s MT6752, which is made on a larger lithographic process.

We will keep you updated with the latest information regarding Samsung and its quest to open up its arms to Qualcomm.