Samsung Galaxy S21+ has been spotted on Geekbench reportedly that hinted at some key specifications which can be expected in the phone. The Samsung phone with model number SM-G996 has been listed on the benchmarking website is said to be the Samsung Galaxy S21+ whereas as per the other report it is Samsung Galaxy S21. The phone has been listed and is powered with the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 SoC and it outperforms the Exynos variant which set a benchmark back in September. Also, Qualcomm is expected to announce the Snapdragon 875 SoC by next month.
As per the Geekbench listing, it shows a Samsung phone having model number SM-G996U which was previously associated with the Galaxy S21+. It further indicated that the phone will be powered by a ‘Lahaina’ SoC which is a codename given to the Snapdragon 875 SoC. It is obvious that Samsung’s latest flagship will be powered with the latest Qualcomm SoC. The new rumoured Samsung Galaxy S21+ has been listed with 8GB RAM and Android 11. This listing has been spotted by SamMobile first and referred to the model as Samsung Galaxy S21 instead of the Galaxy S21+.
The phone achieved 1120 in single core and 3319 in multi core benchmarks. A phone having model number SM-996B is said to be the Galaxy S21+ and was spotted on Geekbench with an Exynos 2100 SoC back in September. It gained 1040 in single core and 3107 in multi core benchmarks. The phones in both the listings comprises 8GB RAM, Android 11 and octa-core processors. The Snapdragon 875 SoC processor has 1.80GHz of base frequency and the Exynos 2100 has a base frequency of 2.21GHz.
The variants with Snapdragon processors usually perform better. Along with the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the phones which are powered by Snapdragon 865 did not launch in the Indian market and this could be the reason for Galaxy S21 series as well.
Qualcomm will launch the Snapdragon 875 SoC on December 1 while Samsung is expected to launch the new Galaxy S21 series a month earlier than its expected launch cycle in which a report pointed towards the launch in mid-January.