A mysterious Samsung smartphone appears at Geekbench! It may be Galaxy S8 lite

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung fans may be waiting to see the new flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8, but until then there’s a big chance to see another smartphone launched by their favorite company, as a new model has popped up at Geekbench.

A SM-G9600 has appeared in the benchmark’s database at it’s believed that it is “Galaxy S8 lite”. Last week some rumors about Samsung preparing a “Galaxy S8 mini” version have emerged on the web, but they was dismissed immediately, unofficially, by an unnamed Samsung engineer, that said there’s no Galaxy mini in the works.

It might not be “mini”, but “lite” is the same thing. The idea is to make an affordable version of a more expensive smartphone, so it’s practically the same thing, no matter hwo you call it. There’s no real proof in either case, so we can’t say for sure what’s going on.

As about this new SM-G9600, it is powered by a new Qualcomm mobile platform, the Snapdragon 840 chipset, which is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 820 chipset. The new SD840 has a quad-core processor, clocked at 1,77GHz and 4 GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, as always, Geekbench isn’t very generous in details, so that’s all we know right now, but some more info might emerge if Samsung runs its new smartphone on GFXBench or AnTuTu.