An unknown Samsung device was spotted yesterday in a benchmark test and sported an Exynos 8890 chipset. In the test, the device was codenamed ‘Lucky’. A new rumor says that this is the codename for Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy S7. The reason why Samsung chose to codename the Galaxy S7 as ‘Lucky’ could be that 7 is considered as a lucky number in many cultures.
And now comes the latest development in this news. ‘Lucky’ was spotted in another benchmark database today and this time, it had Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC under its hood. There were rumors about Samsung testing this chipset, but it hadn’t been decided whether it will used for the next flagship or not. Now that we have spotted ‘Lucky’ or the Galaxy S7 with the Snapdragon 820, it is likely that at least some versions of the Galaxy S7 (probably the US versions) will get this top-of-the-line chip.
The device that passed through the AnTuTu benchmark test carried a 5.7-inch QHD display, a 16 MP rear shooter, a 5 MP front snapper, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device was running the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop at the time of the test.
The Snapdragon 820 did manage to beat the Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 in the 3D test and single-threaded runs. However, the Exynos 7420 managed to beat both the Qualcomm chips in the overall test. The Snapdragon 820 is still in the development phase, so these results should be taken lightly. The AnTuTu score of the alleged Galaxy S7 was 65,775.
The final version of the Galaxy S7 might have a 20 MP ISOCELL snapper instead of the 16 MP unit spotted in the prototype. The Galaxy S7 is expected to carry the ultra-fast UFS 2.0 storage of the present in the Galaxy S6, but Samsung is still working on implementing it with microSD cards. UFS 2.0 memory controller is currently not compatible with expandable storage, but Samsung might find a solution to that before the Galaxy S7 hits the markets.