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Samsung Galaxy S21 powered by SD875 appears on Geekbench scoring lower than Exynos 2100

If the reports are to be believed, then the South Korean giant Samsung is gearing up to launch its next-generation S-series flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S21 lineup, in January 2020, weeks earlier than the usual timeline.

Now, with a few days left for the smartphone to go official, the Samsung Galaxy S21 powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset has appeared on the benchmarking platform Geekbench.

Samsung Galaxy S21 SD875 Geekbench

As per the listing on the benchmarking platform, it managed to score 3,319 points in the multi-core test. Surprisingly, the score is quite low when compared to the same smartphone powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 chipset

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, which managed to score almost 4,000 points on Geekbench.

Samsung has been launching two variants of its Galaxy S-series flagship smartphone based on the chipset used. The Qualcomm-powered models are made available in the United States, South Korea, and China while the rest of the world gets Exynos-powered variants.

Most users have been complaining about getting the Exynos variant in their region as the Qualcomm-powered model offers better power management. However, it seems that the tables have turned this time if the benchmark scores are to be believed.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Render Leak
Samsung Galaxy S21 Render

It’s interesting to see Samsung Exynos 2100 outperforming the Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 chipset. Both of them are said to have the same CPU architecture with X1 Core which will reach 2.91GHz in Exynos 2100 while in SD875, it will reach 2.84GHz.

Reports indicate that the three Cortex-A78 cores will be clocked at 2.81GHz on Samsung’s chipset while they will be running at 2.42GHz on the Qualcomm processor. Also, the four Cortex-A55 cores in SD875 will be at 1.8GHz while the Exynos 2100 will have them running at about 2.21GHz. Thus, Samsung’s chipset is performing better in the multi-core tests.

Do note that these are just the benchmark results leaked online and it remains to be seen how the device performs with real-world usage. The wait for the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones isn’t long as they are expected to go official in the second week of January 2021.

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