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?) • 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-A600FN)723
GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)
Higher is better
Galaxy A6 (SM-A600FN)3605
Galaxy A6+ (SM-A605G)3469
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
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