Samsung Galaxy A5 with Snapdragon 660 appears on Geekbench [Updated]

21 August 2017
Meanwhile, the 2016 edition of the phone has started getting the August security patch.

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Anonymous, 21 Aug 2017It's about time the A series got the processors to match their "... moreI record 4K on my A5 2017 with Exynos 7880 with no problems with 3rd party app whatsoever :) Samsung is just underfeaturing midrange devices even tho they are capable of a lot of things. And check Samsung's website about processors, Exynos 7880 it says it is capable of doing 4K 30fps playback/recording

I think qualcomm much more better than exynos

sanjayra, 22 Aug 2017i think it is c10 not a5 because c10 also will be coming with 6 ... moreyou are right, make no sense to too early for new A5 or A5 2018 !!

i think it's A9 2017 !!

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Adrian, 22 Aug 2017How would it be if Samsung own SOC would be slower than SD? The... moreSince Exynos is their own chip it's logical Samsung knowing it better and thus being able to optimize it better.

i think it is c10 not a5 because c10 also will be coming with 6 gb ram and 660 snapdragon soc

It would that those that want a flat screen alternative to the galaxy s series can Co wider the A models now that they have processors with much better raw power. Hopefully the new snapdragon 660 is as battery efficient as the exynos processors for the current A line. All Samsung needs to do now is improve their software update rollout as I only just received Nougat in my a5 2016. Almost a full year after it was launched.

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Samsung has a new soc that is quite similar to the sd660... But it would be interesting if samsung would put the sd660 and the exynos equivalent on any phone... Samsung midrange phone has always had some distance in power with their flagship, or is samsung finally to bridge the gap in soc between their flagship and midranger...

Oh great. Now the midgrangers have more RAM than their own flagship phone. Way to rob your customers Samsung!

sunny, 22 Aug 2017a5 (2018)'s screen size should be 5.4-5.5" screen just slim the ... moreEverything from samsung will be glass. I have nightmares with this material. I thought they will stop after 1 or 2 years like apple did. But it looks like people love this. And gpu should be on par with s7. That would be a semi-flagship. And they can do this! A series is next to S. Almost there!

  • Adrian

Huh?, 22 Aug 2017Every Galaxy-phone released with Exynos is faster than the same ... moreHow would it be if Samsung own SOC would be slower than SD?
They are obliged to over optimize Exynos variants or under-optimize SD versions!

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Mirkran, 22 Aug 2017And, as far as I know, there is no available Exynos counterpart ... moreEvery Galaxy-phone released with Exynos is faster than the same phone released with SD. Take a look at Galaxy S8 for example. Like you said, Exynos' are also more efficient thus providing better batterylife.

PS. There is an unreleased counterpart for SD660.

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Surficial, 21 Aug 2017Might be detecting the lower clocked cluster, 660 downclocked wo... moreAh I see, my bad.
Anyway given previous records of spec differences between A3 and its bigger brothers, I'm sure it won't come with SD 660. That's why I hope it'll come with at least SD630.

Luxor, 22 Aug 2017What are you talking about? I said 'I hope there is an A7 versio... morethere will be. don't worry. I thought you were confusing the A5XXX series with the A7XXX series. anyhow. there will be a successor to the A5 and A7.

  • sunny

a5 (2018)'s screen size should be 5.4-5.5" screen just slim the above bezel. Battery should be above 3200 mah. Design shuold be like iphone 5s eedges of a5 (2017) are not good.
People don't want glass back they want high class alumium design with water/dust proofing, OIS with fast auto focus, 4k video recording, better GPU, screen quality and Finger print sensor.
If samsung do this then it is gonna kill any midranger.

ReesanVaine, 21 Aug 2017if this was A7 wouldn't the model number be SM-A7300 instead of ... moreWhat are you talking about? I said 'I hope there is an A7 version' as in updated version of A7 just like this new A5. I want a new A7 with better specs just like this A5 with better specs than the old A5.

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even mid ranger has more ram than flagship

SD660 is a great chip. Very powerful and reasonably efficient. But this could be a China exclusive version of the A5 (2018). Rest of the world will get an Exynos version (9610 or 7885 most likely), as always.

Huh?, 21 Aug 2017You know that Exynos' are most of the time faster than their SD ... moreAnd, as far as I know, there is no available Exynos counterpart of SD660 in the market. And again, as far as I know, Exynos chips are more efficient, that's all.

And my A5 2017 still hasn't received the Nougat update -_-