The Exynos Galaxy Note 7 will prove to be as superior to the Snapdragon-endowed Galaxy Note 7 as the Exynos 8890-powered Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are to their Snapdragon-powered variants; this is no surprise to anyone who’s tested or seen benchmark scores for these devices. We’ve already seen something of a Galaxy Note 7 Lite that is powered by 2015’s Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB of RAM (which may be a rather late fulfillment of the Galaxy Note 5’s UK appearance instead), and, assuming that there’ll be a slightly more budget-friendly version of the Galaxy Note 7, the latest Exynos Galaxy Note 7 Geekbench scores show that it will wipe the floor with the Snapdragon Galaxy Note 7 variant.
The Exynos Galaxy Note 7 scored 2,300 points in single-core scoring and 8,110 points on multi-core scoring at Geekbench, putting all doubts of Samsung’s homegrown processor to rest. Of course, we’re not surprised: Samsung’s Exynos Galaxy Note 5 performed marvelously, even in battery tests (which are helped by excellent processors), so this is just further confirmation that Samsung’s Exynos SoC is better and should become the worldwide standard for its flagships going forward (despite Samsung’s deals and cooperation with Qualcomm that prevent the Exynos processor from remaining US and Chinese devices). The Galaxy Note 5 is the most beloved device in the US currently, though, so perhaps the Korean giant will keep that sentiment alive even if it utilizes yet another fire-breathing Snapdragon processor for 2016.
The Exynos Galaxy Note 7, like the Snapdragon variant, will feature a 5.7-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440p, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 820 (or 821 processor that Qualcomm just revealed today that’s been rumored to appear on the HTC Nexus Marlin), 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a minimum 64GB of internal storage with a 5MP front camera (f/1.7 aperture), 12MP back camera (f/1.7 aperture) with Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF), along with a 3,600mAh battery (the 4,000mAh rumor still holds some weight at the moment, so we’re not counting this out just yet). The Galaxy Note 7 with model number SM-N930F has been seen running Android Nougat, so we’re assuming that Android 7.0 will adorn the headset — though, with Google not announcing the new HTC Nexus phones and the Huawei Nexus 6P (2016) until September, may be Samsung’s developmental testing at play rather than a direct indication.