News by Luke Jones on Friday September 11, 2015.
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A mid-range Samsung smartphone has made its way through the GeekBench benchmark software and posted a very solid result while running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor. The "Samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open" device is possibly the company's Galaxy A9 (the Galaxy A8 is in the image above), the new addition to the ever expending and pretty spiffing Galaxy A series.The handset was running a sequel to Qualcomm's second tier 64-bit processor, the Snapdragon 610, which we have always found to be a very capable chipset and ideal for mid-range devices with a splash of high end performance. The Snapdragon 620 will likely follow that and will come with four Cortex-A72 ones and four Cortex-A53 ones, and is capable of 4K video capture and playback. The Galaxy A9 will be a high end device that will place itself just below Samsung's Galaxy S6 in terms of hardware. It will feature 3GB of RAM, a Full HD 1080p screen, and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop that will be upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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