The upcoming Galaxy M54 5G has shown up on Geekbench earlier today, and the benchmark entry clarifies an earlier rumor concerning Samsung’s choice of chipset for the mid-range device. Namely, the Galaxy M54 5G won’t be powered by an SoC from Qualcomm but a new Exynos solution.
The online benchmark reveals that the Galaxy M54 5G (SM-M546B) should have the same chipset that may end up powering the Galaxy A54, i.e., the upcoming Exynos 1380 SoC. A previous (wild) rumor suggested that the Galaxy M54 5G may be powered by the flagship-grade Snapdragon 888 SoC, but that seems very unlikely now.
In addition to the Exynos 1380 SoC, Geekbench reveals 8GB of RAM and Android 13, so in other words, the phone should run One UI 5.0. As for performance, the Galaxy M54 5G scored 750 points in the single-core tests and 2,696 points in the multi-core benchmarks. Take these numbers with a pinch of salt, as synthetic benchmark results for unreleased devices are subject to change.
The Galaxy M54 5G may still be many months away from hitting the market. Its predecessor, the Galaxy M53 5G, was released in April 2022. If the sequel follows a yearly release schedule, that should place the Galaxy M54 5G roughly five months away from us. Once again, this means there’s plenty of time for those benchmark scores to change by the time the phone hits the shelves.
For the time being, Samsung is busy preparing the Galaxy S23 flagships for release, presumably in February. And unlike the Galaxy M54 5G, Samsung’s next flagship may be powered exclusively by Qualcomm.