The Galaxy S7 is headed to MWC 2016, but we’re already starting to see some pieces fall in place that may just help us put the whole thing together before the official unveil. New performance scores published at Geekbench show that the Galaxy S7 will certainly have better performance than its predecessor, the Galaxy S6 from 2015.
The Galaxy S7 has model number SM-G930A, and the “A” in the model number stands for AT&T. So, in essence, we’re looking at an AT&T version of the Galaxy S7. This isn’t surprising, seeing that AT&T is one of the top national carriers and will certainly carry the Galaxy S7 when it is announced on February 21st and arrives on the worldwide market on March 11th (if the rumors are right).
The Galaxy S7, according to the Geekbench information, will also have a quad-core (or device with 4 cores) processor from Qualcomm. This is the Snapdragon 820 the Samsung employee leaked in the presentation slide to PhoneArena earlier. The Snapdragon 820 processor carries the number MSM8996. Additionally, the Galaxy S7 will feature Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which is the current Android update from Google. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow brings over 200 new emoji to Android, though we’ve seen with a device called the HTC Perfume that Android 6.1 Marshmallow will likely drop later this year.
As for the Galaxy S7 performance, we’re seeing a single-core score of 2282 and a multi-core score of 4979, which shows a respectable improvement over the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 had a single-core score of 1246 and a multi-core score of 4237. The Galaxy S7, as a result, will have nearly twice the single-core performance and about 16-17% increased multi-core performance. Single cores refer to the most basic of tasks, such as browsing the Web, sending text messages, and so on, while multi cores, or multiple cores, refers to heavy, intensive tasks such as gaming (which is one of the most intensive in the smartphone experience), video playback, multitasking, and so on.
All in all, the Galaxy S7 will be the beast we’ve always assumed it will be. In addition to its performance, the next-generation Galaxy will also have about two days of battery life and 17 hours of video playback with maximum brightness according to insider Eldar Murtazin.