A new Samsung device with the new Snapdragon 660 SoC hit Geekbench today. The device bearing the model number SM-A5300 was tipped by experts to be either a Galaxy A5 (2018) model or a Galaxy A5 Pro model. Considering the Galaxy A5 (2017) is just half a year old, it does seem a bit early for its successor to hit the benchmarking site.
The device recorded single core scores of 1,591 and multi-core scores of 5,706. The model number does suggest that this is the next generation of the A5. Another possibility is that this might be a Pro version of this year’s Galaxy A5 (2017). Although, Samsung has never launched a Pro variant in its A series of phones yet. So that appears doubtful. Also, one probability is that this might be a Chinese version of the current Galaxy A5. That is all we can say about the device as of now.
Furthermore, the handset has 6 GB of RAM and Android 7.1.1 Nougat as described by the benchmarking website. The scores themselves are pretty impressive and point to exciting times for budget devices. For comparison’s sake, the S821 has 2,052 scores in single core tests and 5,000 in multi core test. The new SoC launched this year by Qualcomm supports 4G to LTE, Cat. 12, Bluetooth 5.0 Quick Charge 4.0 and unlocks new camera potential for mid-tier devices.