Every year when any company’s new flagship is around the corner, benchmarks for what are assumably prototypes of those devices tend to pop up on phone benchmark websites months before they see any kind of official announcement. Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone isn’t any exception, and today we have evidence (via CNMO) that the phone has already shown up on AnTuTu, possibly corroborating previously leaked details about the upcoming handset’s specs.
The device that has appeared sports model number SM-G925F which, according to previously leaked information, should be the European model of Samsung’s next smartphone codenamed “Zero”.
According to the leaked screenshot showing said device in the AnTuTu database, the phone is going to sport a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor (Snapdragon 810), an ARM Mali-T760 GPU a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) 5.5-inch display, and 3 GB of RAM. The phone supposedly has a 20 MP back camera, and a 5 MP front camera, and this particular model has 32 GB of on-board flash storage. On the software side of things, the phone is of course running a build of Google’s latest version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop.
Notably, these specs are pretty well aligned with what was previously rumored, and—on a side note—they seem to be about in the same ballpark power-wise as the specs leaked yesterday for HTC’s upcoming “Hima” flagship.
Samsung is reportedly building its next flagship completely from scratch, under an initiative being called “Project Zero” (not to be confused with Google’s Project Zero). Because of this, we can expect that this upcoming phone might be a complete departure from the plastic Galaxy devices of yesteryear, with the new metal design that the Korean company has been releasing on its phones this year possibly taking its place. That’s purely speculation at this point, though, and even the above specifications (though they do tend to align well with everything we’ve heard) are subject to change.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, and it would be reasonable to assume that the company is planning to continue that trend with an announcement of the Galaxy S6 happening at the same event in early March 2015.