Mere days after Qualcomm unveiled the curiously named Snapdragon 888 sequel to the state-of-the-art Snapdragon 865 processor found under the hood of the vast majority of high-end Android smartphones released in 2020, one of the first-ever Galaxy S21 benchmarks appears to have cropped up online.
Meet the US Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
New Galaxy S21 5G benchmark
More importantly, we’re definitely looking at a Snapdragon 888-powered handset (motherboard “lahaina”) capable of producing… some fairly modest single and multi-core performance scores, at least for the time being.
Older Galaxy S21+ benchmark
While that’s likely to contribute to a significant improvement in battery life for the S21 5G series compared to its forerunners, there’s a chance the raw speed will not get a similar boost.
An overall minor upgrade with a reasonable price point
That’s 150 bucks lower than the MSRP of this year’s Galaxy S20 5G, and it could absolutely convince a fair number of cash-strapped Android power users to pull the trigger, especially if the Snapdragon 888 processor turns out to be substantially faster than what yesterday’s benchmark suggests.