Another Galaxy is about to join the current lineup of Samsung smartphones. After appearing on the website of China’s TENAA certification body, the unit with the model name Samsung SM-G8850 has shown up on Antutu.
The benchmarking site lists the device’s chipset as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660. That’s one detail logged only as an octa-core processor running at 2.8GHz on TENAA. A lot of people had thought it was a slightly overclocked Exynos 9810. Now, we know better. Paired with the Samsung SM-G8850’s chip is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
The phone gets a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and its 5.8-inch screen has a 2,220 x 1,080-pixel resolution. The benchmark score it got is about the same as the OPPO F7’s, which is not surprising because the MediaTek Helio P60 processor on the Chinese manufacturer’s new “selfie expert” is designed to go head to head with the Snapdragon 660 and 636.
All the other known specs are familiar. According to TENAA, the Samsung SM-G8850 comes with a non-removable 3,000mAh battery, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, and two 12-megapixel rear shooters. It’s like the Samsung Galaxy S9, yes? Only this time, the smartphone scores the dual-rear-camera system of the Galaxy S9+. The regular S9, in case you forgot, has a lone 12-megapixel sensor on the back.
However, the images reveal a different look for this particular Galaxy. You can say that it’s like the Apple iPhone X. First, because the main camera setup has been placed vertically on the top-left side of the back panel. And second, because of the flat — and not curved — edges. Which leads us to believe that the Samsung SM-G8850 might be part of the Korean tech giant’s C series of handsets, which are iPhone-like devices targeted mostly at the Chinese market.
Or we might be wrong and the company might call this the Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini, as many tech journalists think.
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