Samsung SM-G9600 with Snapdragon 840 spotted on Geekbench

The phone in question here could be the Samsung Galaxy S8 Mini or the Galaxy S8 Lite and not the Note 8 says report

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    • The phone currently does not have a name and goes by Samsung SM-G9600
    • The listing does not show the processor name
    • The motherboard on the chipset is named SDM840

A new Samsung smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench’s website the benchmarking app. However, it seems as if the company is yet to name the device, and you would be surprised to know that it may ship with the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 840 SoC. On the Geekbench listing, we can see the smartphone listed as Samsung SM-G9600 ( The current Galaxy S8 and the S8+ have model numbers SM-G950 and SM-G955) which as per a report by Android Headline could be named Galaxy S8 Mini or Galaxy S8 Lite. The report also claims that the device is not the Galaxy Note 8. The biggest surprise is that the processor on the listing does not have a name it’s mentioned as a quad-core 1.77GHz processor and the name of the motherboard is SDM840 which could translate to the Snapdragon 840. An earlier leak on Weibo did indicate that Qualcomm was going to change its nomenclature from MSM to SDM in the coming releases.

samsung sm-g9600

If the listing is to believe it seems like the Snapdragon 840 would be a tweaked version of the Snapdragon 820 or the Snapdragon 821 chipset with a better GPU and Modem. This all information has been sourced from the Geekbench listing and Samsung has not confirmed any of this.

The listing also reveals that the phone will ship with 4GB of RAM along with Google’s Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The phone scored 1,782 on the single core test and 4,212 on multi-core test on the Geekbench app. This listing shows that the Snapdragon 840 isn’t as capable as the Snapdragon 835 which is Qualcomm’s current flagship chipset.

We strongly recommend taking this news with a pinch of salt as we do not have any confirmation from Samsung or Qualcomm. Additionally, even though the device has cropped up on Geekbench, there is no way to be sure that it is something that is being prepared for a commercial launch. This just might be a prototype or a test bench.