Update (30/05/2020, 10:22 AM):
When we had spotted the Samsung SM-A716U on Geekbench, we had speculated it to be the Galaxy A71 5G. Now, a new report from XDA Developers reveals a regulatory filing of a Samsung smartphone with a similar model number, SM-A716V, which shows that the retail name of the phone is Galaxy A71s 5G.
Apart from the difference in the suffixes of the model that we had spotted on Geekbench (SM-A716U) and the one that XDA Developers has come across (SM-A716V), the main part of the model number, SM-A716, seems to belong to the Galaxy A71s 5G. So, the SM-A716U that we had earlier spotted on Geekbench is actually the Galaxy A71s 5G and not the Galaxy A71 5G.
The original story follows…
An upcoming A-series smartphone from Samsung, the Galaxy A71 5G, has been in the news from as long as November 2019. The device had earlier been spotted on certification platforms like 3C, WiFi Alliance, and TENAA. Today, the Galaxy A71 5G has made a visit to a benchmarking platform, Geekbench. Let us have a look at what it reveals.
Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Spotted on Geekbench
The listings of the Galaxy A71 5G on various certification websites that we had come across in the past had confirmed that the model number of the device is SM-A7160. On the other hand, the model number of the Samsung smartphone that we have now spotted on Geekbench, which we are assuming to be the Galaxy A71 5G, is SM-A716U. So, how can we say for sure that SM-A716U is Galaxy A71 5G? Well, first off, the model number itself suggests that the device is Galaxy A71 5G. Moreover, a recent report from SamMobile claimed that SM-A716U could be the model number of one of the variants of the Galaxy A71 5G.
Anyway, the listing of the Galaxy A71 5G on Geekbench reveals that the smartphone features a Qualcomm processor. And that’s a huge surprise because all the recent leaks and reports suggest that Samsung Galaxy A71 5G will be equipped with the Exynos 980 SoC. The Geekbench listing doesn’t reveal the model number of the chipset but it does reveal that the SoC has eight CPU cores clocked at 1.80GHz and that the processor is mounted on a motherboard named ‘lito.’ The listing of the smartphone on Geekbench also reveals that the device runs on the Android 10 operating system and that it has 6GB of RAM onboard. As for the scores itself, the device has managed to achieve 468 points in the single-core test and 1,606 points in the multi-core test.
It is possible that Samsung might launch two versions of the Galaxy A71 5G, one with Exynos processor and one with Qualcomm processor. If that is true, our speculation explains the mystery about the model numbers. The SM-A7160 model number could be for the Exynos 980-powered Galaxy A71 5G, and the model number SM-A716U could be for the Qualcomm-powered model. That being said, this is all just a speculation. We could be wrong as well as the Geekbench listing.
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