Benchmarks revive Galaxy Note 7 as a lighter Note 7 edge

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While it’s nice to see what kind of guts we can expect on a CDMA variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7(mainly because ‘Murica), if you want a little arm grease in action, you’re going to have to check out these Geekbench scores the thing supposed put up.

Well, actually, the two things.

You thought it was just going to be the Note 7 edge that will be the Note 7 this year, right? It could actually be that a flat-screen variant will accompany the curved-screen Note 7 that will, with little doubt, get most of the spin doctoring. And the supposed specs may support that thought.

It starts off with this Geekbench entry from yesterday of the SM-N930F, which is the model number considered likely for the “normal” Note 7.

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Android 7.0 Nougat seems to be on-baord as well as 3GB of RAM and a welterweight Exynos 7420 chipset with eight cores running at 1.5GHz. Yikes, what’s going on here? The 7420 ran on every Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and, yes, Note 5 in the world last year. Sure, it was a very decent performer, but why here? Why now? Are we dealing with leftovers here?

Further complicating things is the SM-N935F, the presumptive Note 7 edge. Two Geekbunch runs were logged today and they show some staggering numbers.

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What is likely the Exynos 8893 (eight cores at 1.8GHz) is playing the games here alongside 4GB of RAM and running Android 6.1 on top. Android 6.1… I thought we were pretty clear that it was going to be “7,” no? Someone better send the memo around again.

We know, we pretty much buried the lead about how muscly this supposed next-gen 8890 chipset is supposed to be, but our eyes would rather read the numbers off the device itself.

So, taking all this down with a grain of salt (as you would most benchmark results), what do you think? Want to bet that flat is back at bat? Is it going to be a “Note 7 Lite”? We’ll say for sure on August 2.

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