Samsung recently launched the Galaxy A71 in India earlier this week. The new smartphone was priced at Rs. 29,999 in India is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. South Korea’s smartphone maker has also been reported to be working on the 5G variant of the same smartphone for the China market, and now it’s spotted on Geekbench that has a different processor.
Sammobile reports that Samsung SM-A7160, which is believed to be the 5G variant of Samsung Galaxy A71, was recently spotted on Geekbench sports in Samsung Exynos 980 SoC. Samsung unveiled this processor in September as the first internal chip running with an integrated 5G modem. This eliminates the need to pair a separate 5G modem with the chipset.
Samsung A71 5G from Samsung has appeared on Geekbench to confirm the previously associated Exynos 980 SoC with 8 GB of RAM. The smartphone managed to publish score of 3078 and 7346 for single-core and multi-core tests respectively. The Galaxy A71 5G running Android 10 has been discovered and we expect One UI 2.0 to work on top. A 128GB inbuilt storage feature was previously reported.
Samsung Exynos 980 SoC is an 8-core FinFET 8nm processor, and has two Cortex-A77 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The built-in modem will also help the smartphone using this processor achieve speeds of up to 2.55Gbps in the 6GHz sub-band. The processor is also said to support Wi-Fi 6.
While Samsung has initially been reported to launch the Galaxy A71 5G in China, subsequent reports may indicate it may also be available in other 5G ready-to-use countries outside the U.S. and China. It may take some time for the 5G devices to arrive in India.