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Samsung Galaxy A6 and A6+ potentially spotted at Geekbench

Samsungs A-series spans the range of smartphone sizes from big to small, but it has gaps theres 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 Samsungs typical naming convention, they will be the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6+ (hopefully with a year attached, to keep things consistent). Its 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)
739


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. Its 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). Dont 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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