About a week ago we brought to light that Samsung is developing a new variant of the Galaxy M30 with the model number SM-M307F. The model number suggests that it could be branded as the Galaxy M30s. Now, some of this variant’s specs have been revealed after it made an early entry in the database of the online benchmarking tool Geekbench.
Better chipset, newer software out of the gate
Like the Galaxy M30, the newer model will apparently feature 4GB of RAM, or at the very least, one of its variants will. The existing phone was made available with two RAM configurations (4GB and 6GB), so there is a high probability that Samsung will treat the sequel in a similar manner.
Unlike the ongoing model, however, the SM-M307F seems to be planned for release running Android 9 Pie right out of the box. The Galaxy M30 ran Android 8.1 Oreo at launch and it only received One UI several weeks ago when the base software was updated to Android 9 Pie. Judging by the Geekbench listing, the SM-M307F will hit the shelves with the newer firmware preinstalled.
Last but certainly not least, Samsung appears to be planning a notable hardware upgrade for the upcoming model, in the form of an older but more powerful chipset. Upgraded from the Exynos 7904 SoC, the SM-M307F will apparently sport the same silicon as the upper-tier Galaxy A50, i.e., the Exynos 9610. The four Cortex-A53 CPU cores run at 1.7GHz up from 1.6GHz, while the high-performance Cortex-A73 cores operate at a frequency of 2.3GHz instead of 1.8GHz. Likewise, the Exynos 9610 includes a Mali-G72 GPU as opposed to a Mali-G71.
The Galaxy M30 was released roughly four months ago, in March, and there’s no telling when the company might plan to introduce its new variant to the market. But seeing how the SM-M307F is starting to make the rounds, it could be made official in a few months. We’ll keep you up to speed as the story develops.