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Benchmark reveals that Samsung is testing Helio X20 and X25 variants of the Galaxy S7

At present, the Galaxy S7 is available to purchase with either an Exynos or Snapdragon chipset. The latter is only available in China and the United States, whilst the former can be found on the device in the rest of the world. However, if a new benchmark is anything to go by, it appears that Samsung is currently testing two MediaTek-powered variants that are destined for shelves in Canada.

A GeekBench results sheet for two unidentified Samsung smartphones carrying the model number SM-G930W8 have surfaced online. After studying this identification code, we can deduce that G930 refers to the Galaxy S7, whilst W is typically the letter reserved for Canadian variants of smartphones and tablets, thereby indicating that these are unannounced Galaxy S7 models intended for use in Canada.

The results also reveal that both handsets were tested with a MediaTek Heli X20 (MT6797) and X25 (MT6797T) chipset. These CPU’s are almost identical, but the X25 is overclocked by default, which matches the performance of Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chip. It’s also worth bearing in mind that the X20 comes with 3GB of RAM, while the X25 ships with 4GB.

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maxiriver83
maxiriver83

s7 mini?

rcade2005
rcade2005

The latter is only available in China and the United States, whilst the latter can be found on the device in the rest of the world.

“whilst the former can be found on the device in the rest of the world”

I think the above sentence is correct. Pls rectify it ☺️

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

Thanks, corrected!

djshotty
djshotty

Still doesn’t change the fact that Samsung are stupid to build two versions of the one phone. By all means make one flat screen and another with a curved edge screen, but please get them to stop building 930A, 930F, 930I, 930L, 930P, R, S, T etc. What we’ve seen over the last 36 months with regards to software updates will only result in them going down the same toilet Nokia fell down. By spreading themselves too thin, Samsung are only shooting themselves in the foot because customers will increasingly refuse to be ignored!

cremademani
cremademani

I understood that the helio mediatek were not worthy products. One might think that the overwhelming demand made the company fell in the urge to produce regardless of the quality of the product delivered. Different components on the camera lenses and now this And a 3gb model.

madenx5
madenx5

Anyway nobody will by that version with that chipset here in europe i have the s7 edge with exynos 8890 version

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

In Europe, we have the Exynos as well.

djshotty
djshotty

Wake up to yourselves Samsung, and build the best SoC into a single device that everyone in the world has to use. Hasn’t the shambles of upgrading so many different variants of the one model ‘flagship’ taught you anything?

Nelz91
Nelz91

Nope they obviously have not learned, they fix problems but little by little. It’s soo frustrating!

alozide
alozide

“DJSHOTTY” I agree with you 100% all these different variations are not helping samsung’s ecosystem, and definitely affects the speed of OS updates on our galaxy devices, samsung needs to get it’s business in order or it will not last the ages in this tough mobile industry from competition with present and future companies.