We all know that Samsung will officially release the Galaxy S7 flagship on February 21 at the Unpacked 2016 event. One of the versions of the device will be powered by the powerful Snapdragon 820 chipset.
A few week back, we saw the first AnTuTu performance of the custom Kryo powered chip, which was pretty impressive as it crossed the 131K mark. But that was just a development prototype, hence, we didn’t know whether the chip would be this powerful in commercial smartphones.
Now, we can be almost sure of this, as the upcoming Galaxy S7 model with the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset has just been spotted on AnTuTu. Even now, the chip managed to blow away the competition by scoring an impressive 125,288 points. This makes it the best smartphone chip in the market, even above Apple’s A9 chipset which held the top position till now with 123,567 points.
In comparison, the rival chipsets such as Kirin 950 and Exynos 7420 manage to score only about 92,746 points and 86,652 points respectively. So, clearly, Snapdragon 820 is in a totally different performance segment. However, we still have to see the performance of Exynos 8890 which hasn’t been benchmarked on AnTuTu yet. At least one S7 model is expected to feature the new Exynos chip and it should also score pretty high in the test.
Thanks to today’s AnTuTu listing, we also know the specifications of the Galaxy S7. The phone is said to come with a 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution display with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. At the back, there will be a 12MP camera sensor, while up front, a 5MP shooter. For software, the S7 will run on the latest Android 6.0.1 OS.
Looks like the Snapdragon 820 will be one of the most powerful chipsets of 2016. [source]