Samsung is expected to launch two Galaxy S6 variants at its March 1 event. The Galaxy S6 Edge has just made an appearance on Geekbench and its score topped devices like the LG G Flex 2, Nexus 9, Galaxy Note 4 and Nexus 6 by a wide margin.
Mobile World Congress will kick off on March 2 in Barcelona and with only days to go before the event, we're beginning to find out more about upcoming next-generation flagship smartphones.
HTC has scheduled a press event on March 1 and the company is widely expected to unveil the 5-inch HTC One M9 smartphone and 5.5-inch HTC One M9 Plus phablet. We recently reported that leaked images of the device show a similar design language to the current One M8, complete with an aluminum unibody case, but that it will also gain new edge-to-edge display.
HTC won't be the only smartphone manufacturer to launch two new flagship devices on March 1. Samsung is preparing to unveil its highly anticipated Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at its March 1 event. Samsung used a similar two-device strategy back in September when it announced the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge, and if new benchmark results are any indicator on what we can expect, the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to blow away the competition by a wide margin.
An unannounced Samsung smartphone with model number SM-G925F, which is believed to be the Galaxy S6 Edge, made an appearance on Geekbench, revealing its specs and very impressive benchmark score. The Galaxy S6 Edge is running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and it's being powered by Samsung's 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and offers 3 GB of DDR4 RAM.
GSMArena created the graph above to show just how powerful the Galaxy S6 Edge and its 5375 multicore score is compared with flagship devices like LG's G Flex 2, which is powered by Qualcomm's latest 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and received a score of 3929. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge also toppled devices like the Google Nexus 9 tablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Google Nexus 6 phablet, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and LG G3.
If this benchmark is indeed legit, Samsung's move to use its own processor in the Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 instead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 indicates consumers are going to have two extremely powerful and impressive smartphones to choose from very soon.