Samsung Galaxy A9 rumors, specs: Geekbench results reveal possible Snapdragon 820 for the Galaxy A9


A new Samsung smartphone was spotted recently with a Geekbench benchmark result, and the test showed that this Samsung device will be running on the upcoming and highly powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip.

As GSM Arena noted, the device on the benchmark test results may be the long rumored Samsung Galaxy A9. The benchmark test referred to the handset as the “samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open”.

The Geekbench results reveal that the alleged Samsung Galaxy A9 runs under the new Snapdragon 820, with an octa-core chip coupled with a CPU of a 1.4GHz clock speed. The results also revealed that the smartphone talked about here will come with 3 GB worth of RAM, and will boot on Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

Qualcomm President Frank Meng previously revealed that there are at least 30 smartphone models in the works that will be utilizing Qualcomm’s newest and still unreleased Snapdragon 820.

Another one of the rumored upcoming smartphones that may very well come running under the Snapdragon 820 is the Samsung Galaxy S7. Previous reports claim that the South Korean tech giant is in the testing stage with the SD820 for the Galaxy S7.

“We’re significantly enhancing the visual processing capabilities of Snapdragon to support next-generation user experiences related to computational photography, computer vision, virtual reality and photo-realistic graphics on mobile devices, all while maximizing battery life,” said Tim Leland, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“Qualcomm Spectra ISP, together with our Adreno 5xx-class GPU, brings an entirely new level of imaging to smartphones, and is designed to allow Snapdragon-powered devices to capture ultra-clear, vivid photos and videos regardless of motion and lighting conditions and display them with the color accuracy that nature intended. In addition, as emerging growth segments such as automotive demand more immersive visual experiences, Snapdragon 820 will enable the next generation of infotainment, computer vision and advanced processing for instrument clusters.”