Report: Galaxy S6 benchmarks offer hints about next-generation smartphone

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If a new benchmark is to be believed the Galaxy S6 and whatever curved-edge sibling Samsung is cooking up could be powerful beasts.

A report from Chinese site MyDrivers says the next-generation Samsung Exynos 7420 chip, which is said to power these newest flagship phones, burns the competition with respect to 3D performance, which could be targeted towards Samsung’s virtual reality efforts.

The phone listed in the benchmark is the SM-G925W8, which may turn out to be either a Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge that features a curved screen like the Galaxy Note 4 Edge

The benchmarks reveal across-the-board improvements when compared to the Exynos 5433 (pictured).  

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That 3-D performance could make for some impressive gaming or virtual reality experiences.

That newest Exynos chip is what we’ll likely see in the U.S. versions of the Galaxy S6 instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which Samsung claims was overheating in tests. Whether or not that was the case, we’re hopeful that Samsung’s engineering team can get the most out of this new marriage between its own chipset and the rest of the hardware.

The MyDrivers report also gives us a more specific breakdown on the rest of the specs: a 5.1 inch, 2560x1440 resolution screen, 20-megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel front option, 3 GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an ARM Mali-T760 GPU. 

Why this matters: While these benchmarks are interesting, it would be wise to take them with a grain of salt. The source of these benchmarks isn't rigorously verified, and we had to rely on the sometimes-accurate services of Google Translate to flesh out all the details. Fortunately we’re not far off from Samsung’s event near Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it will unveil its plans.

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