Samsung’s next Galaxy Note phablet has apparently undergone benchmark testing, revealing some of its core features.
A seemingly leaked imgae of the Galaxy Note 7’s specs from the An Tu Tu benchmarking site show the device’s name and model number (SM-N930V), as revealed in a tweet by known leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer. The base number of SM-N930 is a tipoff that this is the next Galaxy Note, according to blog site GSMArena, because the current Note 5 sports a model number of SM-N920.
An Tu Tu’s specs show the Note 7 running Android 6.0.1, powered by a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor with an Adreno 540 graphics processor unit. The screen size isn’t listed but the resolution indicates an HD display of 2,560×1,440 pixels. A 13-megapixel camera is on the rear while a 5-megpixel shooter is in front. The device carries 64 gigabytes of internal storage with 4GB of memory.
Samsung has been hit by sagging smartphone sales the past couple of years. But strong consumer demand for the Galaxy S7 smartphone revived the company’s earnings in the first quarter of 2016 and is expected to do so again in the second quarter’s results. Samsung is counting on that same mojo to boost sales of its next Galaxy Note.
However, certain specs for the Note 7 spotted on rival benchmarking site GeekBench don’t match up with those on An Tu Tu. The specs on GeekBench list a model number of SM-N930F. The device is running Android 7.0, is powered by an eight-core 1.50 GHz processor and includes 3GB of memory. The different specs could mean that this is an early prototype model, GSMArena said, and one that Samsung wanted to test with the upcoming new version of Android.
The new Galaxy Note could be unveiled around August 2, according to a tweet posted in early June by leaker Evan Blass. The Galaxy Note 5 is Samsung’s current Note model, but reports suggest the company will sidestep the Note 6 name to bring the Note’s numbering in line with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy lineup, which stands at S7.
Benchmarking software is used by manufacturers and others to test device performance. Related benchmarking sites post the results.
Samsung did not immediately respond to CNET’s request for comment.