Samsung Galaxy S7 Prototype with Exynos 8890 Shows Up in Benchmarks


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According to multiple reports, Samsung has accelerated their flagship smartphone production in order to get ahead of the game. They are already deep in development on the Galaxy S7, and should actually wrap up production by the end of the year.

We've already had more than one report of a Galaxy S7 prototype (called Project Lucky) with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC on board. You can find those stories at these links in case you missed them:
Today's follow-up story suggests that even though Sammy is teaming up with Qualcomm again, they may also go back to their previous MO of using their own Exynos chips for International versions of the phone. A new prototype has shown up in benchmarks. This one is supposedly a Galaxy S7 sporting a new Exynos 8890.

Here's a quote with more of the details,

Samsung is pairing its Exynos with LTE modems as well, and we unearthed two purported Galaxy S7 versions on Geekbench - one dubbed Project Lucky-LTE, and the other simply Project Lucky, both powered by Exynos 8890 (Mongoose). The fun part, however, is that the Exynos version without the LTE notation is listed with 3 GB of RAM, while the Project Lucky-LTE one sports 4 GB, but let's not forget that these are likely still testing prototypes, away from completion yet. We've been hearing about versions with two screen sizes - 5.7" or 5.8" and a 5.2" one, so that might be it as well.

The Exynos 8890 model without the LTE mark scores slightly higher than the one with, but it is also clocked higher, at 1.5 GHz maximums for the octa-core chipset, while the the Project Lucky-LTE model with 4 GB of RAM is clocked at 1.38 GHz maximums. We shouldn't make any conclusions about the final retail versions from these early benchmark tests, plus both scores are so high anyway, that you won't feel underpowered with either. ~ PhoneArena

We've also found reports that Sammy has already been through a more rigorous testing face with the new Snapdragon 820 to make sure we don't have repeat of the 810 over-heating fiasco. Qualcomm shareholders are probably pretty happy right now.