Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Spotted On AnTuTu: Core Specs Revealed, Different Than What Geekbench Showed


Leaks are piling up as we're getting closer to the Galaxy Note 7 unveiling, and the upcoming powerhouse has now been spotted on AnTuTu.

Just recently, the Galaxy Note 7 popped up on Geekbench with model number SM-930F, revealing some tidbits of information regarding its specifications. The new AnTuTu listing shows some differences in purported specifications.

On Geekbench, the device was spotted with an octa-core CPU, Android 7.0 Nougat to boot out of the box and 3 GB of RAM, albeit most assumed the 3 GB was an error and the device would in fact pack 4 GB of RAM.

On the AnTuTu database, the phablet is listed with model number SM-930V, 4 GB of RAM instead of 3 GB, but Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow instead of the latest Nougat, as UK publication Times News reports. AnTuTu also lists the device with a quad-core CPU in the form of the Snapdragon 820 processor and an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit (GPU), powering a QHD display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The screen size could range anywhere between 5.7 and 6 inches.

Judging by Samsung's habit of launching a flagship device with different processing options based on the market, we actually expect the Galaxy Note 7 to pack a Snapdragon 820 (or maybe the Snapdragon 823, a slightly improved version of the 820) processor in the United States and China, and an in-house Exynos 8893 processor globally.

Other specifications listed on AnTuTu include a 13-megapixel main camera, a 5-megapixel front shooter and 64 GB of internal storage capacity.

Previous leaks, meanwhile, have revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be rocking an advanced iris scanner for extra security, a dual-edged display similar to that of the Galaxy S7 edge flagship and a new S Pen stylus with Air Command features. The phablet is further expected to feature a powerful 3,600 mAh battery to fire up that high-end display, purportedly lasting for up to 20 hours of video playback.

Samsung also unveiled blazing-fast UFS cards this week, and the Galaxy Note 7 could be the first powerhouse to support the new standard.

The Galaxy Note 7 could also come in another variant with 6 GB of RAM to complement the 4 GB model, and offer additional native storage configurations such as 128 GB and 256 GB, albeit there is no evidence to support the claim just yet.

Lastly, the Galaxy Note 7 will come as the successor to last year's Galaxy Note 5, skipping a numeral to be more in line with the Galaxy S7 series. The company reportedly fears that launching the phablet as the Galaxy Note 6 would confuse potential customers into thinking it was an older model.

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