Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specifications appear through Benchmarks
Samsung is rumored to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 in around 3 weeks, but we expect to hear plenty of new leaks before then. Today’s news isn’t anything new, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specifications are back in the rumor mill thanks to a new benchmark listing.
We’re going to have a brand new flagship to officially discuss in a few short weeks with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The smartphone’s specs have been the subject of much debate since earlier in the year, and while we think we know what it will sport under the hood, new wrinkles continue to emerge. Today we have gotten another look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specifications through a new benchmark listing, and it may be a bit of a dower if you had hoped for an updated chip.
Recent reports (and benchmarks) have put the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with an Exynos chip under the hood, which comes as no surprise considering we generally get two versions of the smartphone each year. That said, many expected an updated Snapdragon under the hood of one variant, but that may not be the case. The Geekbench listing shows a device with the model number SM-N930R6, and it has a Snapdragon 820 under the hood along with 4GB of RAM. Needless to say, that wasn’t quite what we were expecting.
Most of the recent Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specification rumors have pointed towards the Snapdragon 823 and 6GB of RAM for the new Note. That makes sense considering it’s supposed to be a step up from the regular S7, and not just when it comes to the display size. While it would still be extremely fast with the SD820 and 4GB of RAM, it’s not going to stand out against some of its competitors which are set to debut lower-cost handsets with 6GB of RAM and similar specs.
For now, you’ll want to take the Geekbench listing lightly as the model tested could be dated and not what we will see released. On the other hand, the Note 7 could just get the incremental upgrade treatment this year with a new Dual Edge and an updated S Pen.