If the reports we are seeing online is true, then South Korean giant Samsung is preparing to launch its next-generation S-series flagship smartphone Galaxy S21 series in January 2020, a few weeks ahead of the usual schedule.
Now, a few days before the official launch of the smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 875 chipset has appeared on the benchmark test platform Geekbench.
According to the list on the benchmarking platform, it scored 3,319 points in the multi-core test. Surprisingly, this score is very low compared to the same smartphone powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset, which scored nearly 4,000 points on Geekbench.
Samsung has launched two variants of the Galaxy S series flagship smartphones based on the chipset used. Models supported by Qualcomm are available in the United States, South Korea, and China, while models supported by Exynos are available in other parts of the world.
Since Qualcomm-powered models provide better power management, most users have been complaining about buying Exynos models in their regions. However, if the benchmark score can be trusted, it seems that the table has been turned this time.
Interestingly, the performance of Samsung Exynos 2100 is better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset.
It is said that they all have the same CPU architecture as X1 Core, which will reach 2.91GHz in Exynos 2100 and 2.84GHz in SD875.
The report shows that the main frequency of the three Cortex-A78 cores on the Samsung chipset is 2.81GHz, while the main frequency on the Qualcomm processor is 2.42GHz.
In addition, the four Cortex-A55 cores in SD875 will run on 1.8GHz, while the core of Exynos 2100 will run on about 2.21GHz. Therefore, Samsung’s chipset performed better in multi-core tests.
Please note that these are only the results of online leak benchmark tests, it remains to be seen how the device performs in actual use. The official release of Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones is not long, because they are expected to be officially released in the second week of January 2021.