Samsung has a lot to prove with its forthcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, and it seems they might just be the most powerful phones ever.
PhoneArena has spotted a new multi-core Geekbench result for the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge that shows the device could be even more powerful than Apple’s iPad Air 2 (which is the highest performing tablet you can buy at the moment, according to the majority of tech site benchmarks).
The site states that the Galaxy S6 Edge’s 8-core Exyos 7420 chip managed to crush the A8X CPU found in the iPad Air 2 with 1,492 points in the single core test, and 5,077 points in the multi-core test. They go on to say that “To put things in perspective, this multi-core result is way higher than any other mobile at the moment, including the iPad Air 2, the reigning champ, which scores 4,532.”
The new benchmarks also come after an AnTuTu benchmark for the Galaxy S6 this week indicated that Samsung’s new smartphone will be the most powerful phone ever released, as the S6 flew past every other score in the AnTuTu database.
For comparison, here’s how Android phones from last year stacked up (chart from AnTuTu):
Galaxy S6 specs impress
Judging by the specifications that show up on AnTuTu, it’s not really much of a surprise that the new Galaxy S6 (and the Edge) achieve amazing performance, as the S6 apparently features a 5.1-inch display with a huge 2,56- x 1,440 pixel display, a 2.1 GHz Samsung Exynos 7240 CPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, plus a 20 MP camera on the rear, a 5 MP camera on the front, and Android Lollipop. Whew!
Of course, we expect that the Galaxy S6 lineup won’t necessarily stay top of the benchmark charts for very long, as a raft of manufacturers are about to launch new flagship smartphones at Mobile World Congress next month, and then there’s the new A9X chip expected from Apple in the autumn. Nevertheless, it’s great to see processor design advance ever year – making our smartphones and tablets ever more powerful while consuming less power. All we need now is some kind of breakthrough in battery design…