It’s been nearly two months since the Benchmark for the Exynos Galaxy S21 leaked online. Earlier today, the SM-G996U Galaxy S21 was benchmarked on Geekbench, which showed it used snapdragon 875 chipset plus 8GB of RAM.
Snapdragon 875 SoC has not yet been officially announced, but the chipset is expected to feature a three-cluster CPU configuration consisting of an X1 high-performance core, three Cortex-A78 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. Benchmarks confirm that the processor is complemented by an Adreno 660 graphics chip.
The SM-G996U Galaxy S21 appeared to perform better in Geekbench than the 2100 version of Exynos, scoring 1,120 points on a single-core test and 3,319 on a multicore test.
In contrast, models running Exynos had a previous score of 1038/3060, suggesting that Qualcomm’s solution will once again offer superior performance compared to Samsung’s own chipsets. However, we should point out that early benchmarking does not always reflects the actual performance of the final product.
Galaxy S21 is still months away from its official launch, and Samsung may not have optimized it yet. In addition, the benchmark for Exynos is two months earlier than the latest Snapdragon 875 test, during which time a lot may change.