Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ spotted at Geekbench

Peter, 15 March 2018

Samsung’s A-series spans the range of smartphone sizes from big to small, but it has gaps – there’s an A5 and an A7, but no A6. Or is there? A Samsung SM-A600FN and an SM-A605G showed up on Geekbench.

If they follow Samsung’s typical naming convention, they will be the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ (hopefully with a year attached, to keep things consistent). It’s not a given, though, the Galaxy A8 (2018) is A530.

Geekbench scores: Samsung SM-A600FN (Galaxy A6?) Geekbench scores: Samsung SM-A605G (A6+?)
Geekbench scores: Samsung SM-A600FN (Galaxy A6?) • Samsung SM-A605G (A6+?)

Anyway, the Galaxy A6 is powered by a Exynos 7870 chipset previously seen in the A3 (2017) and several J-series phones. The chip has eight Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-T830 MP1 GPU.

Just like the recent Galaxy J8 leak, the Galaxy A6+ model uses a Snapdragon 625 instead (same CPU, Adreno 506 GPU). The Plus model has more RAM too – 4GB instead of 3GB. Both models run Android 8.0 Oreo (hurrah for Trebble).

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Galaxy A6+(SM-A605G)
  • Galaxy A6 (SM-A600FN)

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Galaxy A6 (SM-A600FN)
  • Galaxy A6+ (SM-A605G)

As with the J8 and J8+, the performance of both chipsets was identical. It’s just a matter of having the right modem for the region (FN should be the global version, G is likely South America and parts of Asia). Don’t worry, there should be a Plus version of the global model too, though the availability may be more limited compared to the non-Plus model.

Unlike the J8 phones, the new A-series models should come with an infinity display (the A8s do). We never got an S7 mini (or S8 or S9 mini), but a Galaxy A6 could come close.

Thanks for the tip, Michel

Source 1 | Source 2 | Via (in Dutch)


Reader comments

  • AnonD-511284
  • 18 Mar 2018
  • thw

Here it come back the kings of many variant and try to fight with new chalanger with many variant again are.... xiaomi let see who will doom first. ... omg dude why to make to many variant after this A6 show A3 and ace variant and many more ckckck.....

  • AnonD-743635
  • 16 Mar 2018
  • L5@

Talk about a sheep in wolf clothes... "Premium" glass back, metal frame, IP68? body, j5 internals

  • Anonymous
  • 16 Mar 2018
  • 0FA

Slowass phone. Ok multithreaded score is somewhat "ok", but single.. omg, even my now ancient galaxy alpha does better.. pass.

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