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Samsung Galaxy S6 Exynos chip benchmarked

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The Samsung custom-built chip expected to land in the firm’s next flagship smartphone has seemingly just turned up on Geekbench (via Sammobile).

The chip in question is the Exynos 7420, widely tipped to appear on this year’s Samsung Galaxy S6.

Samsung has seesawed between both Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips and its own in-house Exynos series for previous handset variants.

This time however, it seems that Samsung is placing its lot firmly on Exynos for the flagship, which could be thanks to reported overheating issues with the Snapdragon 810.

So what clues did the Exynos 7420 benchmark test proffer? Much was obvious, unfortunately.

It will use ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture – specifically eight cores, four of which are A-53, four of which are the more powerful A-57.

The clock speed measured on the test was 1.50GHz. This is probably due to the slower A-53 being used, with actual chip clock speeds likely to sit closer to 3.0GHz for the final release.

It’s worth noting that it is likely that Samsung will also release a Snapdragon 810-fuelled Galaxy S6 variant too.

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Another point to note is that the benchmark listed memory as 2873MB, which means there’s a 3GB RAM module on board.

This is in contrast to earlier rumours that suggested we’d be seeing 4GB of memory with the Galaxy S6.

Of course, Samsung could very easily switch out to a bigger-capacity RAM module at a later date.

Whatever the case, we’re likely to find out what the Galaxy S6 proper has in store for us around the time of Mobile World Congress 2015, which runs from March 2 to 5.

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