Those keeping watch on Samsung will be excited to learn about an interesting new smartphone of its apparently that's in the works. And no, we're not talking about the Galaxy S7, or any weird flip / slider phones whose indisputable retro charm does look out of place in 2015. Rather, we're talking of a purported Galaxy A9, powered by the Snapdragon 620 SoC a representative of Qualcomm's next-generation processor line-up.
The device appeared in Geekbench's score database, presented as "Samsung msm8976fhdlte-eur-open". The "msm8976" part of its name is a dead giveaway for the Snapdragon 620's presence. The chip's CPU contains eight cores - four Cortex-A72 ones and four Cortex-A53 ones. The SoC is capable of 4K video recording and playback, and contains a new, unnamed Adreno GPU. The chipset's bundled with an X8 LTE modem, which means that you can enjoy download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload ones of up to 100Mpbs. Camera sensor support is limited to 13MP.
Besides the Snapdragon 620, the alleged Galaxy A9 packs 3GB of RAM memory and runs Android 5.1.1. With this configuration, the device scored 1325 in the single-core test, and 4461 in the multi-core test, an impressive result for what's considered to be Qualcomm's "not premium" silicon.