A new Samsung phone with model number SM-G9600 has appeared on Geekbench on July 12. It is powered by sdm 840 chipset which could be the Snapdragon 840 chipset, an improved version of the Snapdragon 820 SoC that powers the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones. The SoC features quad-core processor that clocks at 1.77 GHz.
According to well-known leakster, Roland Quandt, the Samsung SM-G9600 smartphone may launch as Samsung Galaxy S8 “Lite.” The chipset is coupled with 4 GB RAM and the handset is running on Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS.
On single-core test of Geekbench, the SM-G9600 has scored 1782 points and on multi-core score, it has recorded a score of 4212 points. The sdm 840 entry falls in line of other model numbers like Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 that are improved versions of Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 652 chipsets. Hence, the leakster speculates that Snapdragon 840 is an enhanced version of Snapdragon 820 chipset that powered several flagships last year. The leakster also speculates that this phone could be cheaper edition of Galaxy S8 aimed towards the Chinese market.