Samsung Galaxy S22 Possible Snapdragon 895/SD898 Variant Geekbench Scores Show Up Online

The Samsung Galaxy S22 unit is clearly in early stage testing, for the Geekbench scores spotted do not reflect its to-be flagship status.

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Representative image of a Samsung Galaxy S22 render, featuring Olympus branding and a 200MP primary rear camera. (Image: Let's Go Digital)

A possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 895 or 898 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S22 has been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark browser. While the variant, bearing model number SM-S901U, does not explicitly state Galaxy S22 anywhere, reports on the internet have suggested that it will be the base variant of the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone series. Interestingly, the smartphone appears to be running on the next generation Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship chipset, which could be the Snapdragon 895 (or Snapdragon 898).

The chipset in question appears to feature four efficiency cores clocked at 1.79GHz, three mid cores clocked at 2.5GHz, and one peak performance core clocked at 3GHz. The configuration is in line with what Qualcomm typically uses with its flagship processors, although the benchmarks scores suggest that the benchmark test was likely conducted on unfinished firmware. The benchmark registered scores of 475 points in single core, and 1,393 points in multi-core, which are scores that one would typically spot on a budget range smartphone. This is certainly not in line with what flagship grade SoCs would offer.

A Vivo smartphone featuring the same rumoured SoC was also spotted online, which produced comparably better scores, but still not in tune with what one would expect from a flagship SoC. The chipset itself might be in early testing stages, and might have been running on early stage software, too. Qualcomm typically announces its flagship processors in December, and Samsung follows this up with their flagship phone launch some time in January. If such a cycle holds true this time as well, we’ll likely see higher benchmark scores being posted under the same codenames in the coming weeks.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 Geekbench post also tipped that the chipset in question features an Adreno 730 GPU, owing to the ‘taro’ motherboard being mentioned in the score. Samsung has so far been tipped to be testing its own Exynos 2200 SoC that has been spotted on Geekbench with a suspected Galaxy S22+ variant, and reports have also suggested that for the first time, the company may consider launching the Samsung Galaxy S22 in India with the Snapdragon 895 or 898 SoC, and not an Exynos one.

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