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Samsung SM-G9198 with Snapdragon 808 appears on GFXBench

Samsung is the only major Android manufacturer that has chosen to ignore the Snapdragon 810 and opt for a different flagship chip (one it’s making all by its lonesome), thanks to the 810’s heating issues and the fact that the Korean giant’s Exynos chip is considerably superior. But Samsung has said that it chooses processors according to need and hasn’t given up on the Snapdragon lineup, and the company might just be gearing up to launch its first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 808.

The Snapdragon 808 is a hexa-core chip that slots in somewhere between the Snapdragon 805 and the Snapdragon 810, and has none of the heating issues of the latter. It’s the chipset LG has chosen for the G4, its 2015 flagship, and while it might not be as powerful as the 810 or the Exynos 7420, it’s certainly a high-end chipset that can tackle everything you would throw at it. That would make the SM-G9198, which has appeared out of nowhere on the GFXBench benchmark database with a 4.6-inch display, a small yet formidable powerhouse of a device.

There’s no telling what this device is, but its specs – a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 SoC, a 4.6-inch, a 16-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 5.1.1 – suggest it could be a spin-off of the Galaxy S6. It could possibly be the Galaxy S6 mini, and if that is indeed what this device is, then we could finally see a powerful mini version of Samsung’s flagship, something none of the previous mini smartphones managed to be.

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robertkoa
robertkoa

IF this Device has the same Sensor as S6 and a 2400 Mah Battery or more- with either 32 Gig
Memory OR SD support or BOTH-could be a nice Device- a Mini Flagship.

Between 5.1 Android and Samsung O.S. a 16 Gig memory would only leave about 8.5 Gig for the user- so a big problem for a $500. Device.
IF Samsung does this at 32 Gig with 2500 Mah Battery- could have 6 hour SOT – great powerful fast phone- and with S6 Camera- a little powerhouse.

summermobile
summermobile

Samsung has said that it chooses processors according to need and hasn’t given up on the Snapdragon lineup, and the company might just be gearing up to launch its first device to be powered by the Snapdragon 808.

lolek112
lolek112

But look at Nokia Lumia 925, 1280×768!

penguino
penguino

Lumia 925 has mediocre display, the difference between 768p in the 920 and 1080p AMOLED in Galaxy S4 (Pentile as well) is easily visible. HD resolution combined with Pentile matrix is enough for a low end device, not a flagship.

penguino
penguino

925 of course.

penguino
penguino

Well, SD808 is quite an improvement over the weak SoCs in th eprevious minis. What I don’t like is the display – 1280×768 and around 320ppi is disappointing. I’m 99% sure it’s going to be AMOLED with Pentile matrix which means less subpixels and worse sharpness. That’s why I think it should be at least FHD, especially for the price.

PS. Resolution itself is weird, it’s not typical 16:9 display (1280×720) but it has 48 extra pixels (it’ wider). Edge anyone?

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

It a somewhat unconventional (but not unheard of) 16:10 display. This ratio is more common in computer screens.

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

A wise decision, if you ask me. The Snapdragon 808 still packs a hefty punch and has no overheating issues. It should be more than enough to guarantee a good experience on the S6 Mini, given that it /probably/ has lesser hardware to keep running.

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

808 is Powerful Processor and wid 2 gigs RAM, it jus has to push a 720p screen, they will taunt it as Smoothest Touchwiz experience in high mid range Segment..

gtone339
gtone339

If that’s the S6 ‘mini’ then I wonder if Samsung would include the premium material build (Metal & Glass) for it as well?

A removable battery & micro-sd card would be a great addition for it!