Update Oct 7, 2015: We have reported earlier that Samsung is developing a brand new Exynos 8890 SoC with Mongoose CPU cores for better performance, and there are also rumors that it might be used in Galaxy S7. Now, there is new information regarding Galaxy S7 that Samsung might launch Galaxy S7 in three variants each with a different processor.
According to the report, Samsung will launch Exynos 7422 chipset powered Galaxy S7 in India (it is the same chipset that was supposed to debut with Galaxy Note 5). The Exynos 8890 powered variant of the Galaxy S7 will launch in Korea, Japan, and the European markets. There is also another variant with Snapdragon 820 SoC that will be available for the customers in China and the US.
If this information turns out to be accurate, then it will the first time Samsung would launch a smartphone in three different processor variants. Although this information is based on the rumors, we advise you to take this with a pinch of salt.
Earlier Sep 11, 2015: It is only a couple of days Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus, and now the first details of Samsung Galaxy S7 have been leaked.
The early leaks from SamMobiles refer to a new smartphone called ‘Lucky-LTE’ that was recently seen in Geekbench listing with an Exynos 8890 Octa-Core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz. The listing also reveals that the device comes with 4GB RAM and running on latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Now, it is confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S7 is internally codenamed as ‘Project Lucky,’ and details of GeekBench listing also refers to the same device.
The new Exynos 8890 SoC is also known as the M1 Mongoose SoC, and the leaks suggest that this chipset packs a lot of power. As per GeekBench listing the scores for single core and multi-core of M1 Mongoose SoC are 2136 and 7497 when compared with the Exynos 7420 scores of 1486 and 4970 for single-core and multi-core.
The listing of the new smartphone also reveals some alleged specs of the device like Exynos 8890 chipset, 5.7-inch QHD display, UFS 2.0 storage and 20MP ISOCELL camera, along with a project called “all lens cover.” Apart from the name there are not many details around “all lens cover” project. All these details are just based on rumours and leaks we can expect the specifications may still change in the final product.
There are few reports suggesting that Galaxy S7 may come in two versions, a smaller version of 5.1-inch QHD display along with the larger 5.7-inch model.