The recently unveiled Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) is touted as the best smartphone ever to come out of Samsung yet. Many tech pundits have heaped huge praises for its beautifully crafted metal-glass body; now, it has come to light that sixth generation Galaxy S' Exynos 7 series processor makes the phone most superior in the market.
The benchmark results released by German technology blog Computer Base have shown Galaxy S6 crushing its arch-rival Apple iPhone 6 Plus and other rivals by a huge margin.
According to Geekbench-3 performance marks sheet, Samsung Galaxy S6 scored massive 4,547 points in the 'Total Multi-core' test, almost double iPhone 6 Plus (with Apple A8 processor) as it could only reach 2,911, whereas the HTC One (M9) which houses the Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip) came distant second with 3,959 points.
[Read more here: Clash of the Titans: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 vs Apple iPhone 6]
In other tests such as Floating Point Multi-core, Integer Multi-core, Floating Multi-core, GFXBench 3 1080p T-Rex Offscreen, and GFXBench 3 1080p Manhattan Offscreen, Samsung Galaxy S6's Exynos 7 has excelled over the other top-end phones running on Snapdragon 810, 805, 801, 800 series CPU and also the Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
With so many positive testimonies being showered on the new Galaxy S6, Samsung has got itself a winner and the prospects of re-invigorating the Galaxy S series looks promising this year.
Behind-the-scene story on why Samsung used only Exynos 7 Octa-core in Galaxy S6 (S6 Edge):
In 2014, Samsung's flagship phone - Galaxy S5 - was released with two chipset variants based on network availability in select regions.
However in 2015, Samsung launched only one Galaxy S6 (& S6 Edge) model running on the company's in-house built 64-bit class Exynos 7 series Octa-core model.
The company apparently ditched new Snapdragon 810 CPU in its marquee smartphone owing to technical limitations.
Bloomberg, citing sources inside Samsung, reported that the company faced over-heating of the Snapdragon 810 chipset during the test run of Galaxy S6.
Moreover, Samsung's proprietary Exynos 7 SoC (System on Chip) is said to be more superior to Snapdragon 810 as the former is currently the most advanced 14nm FinFET class chipset, whereas the latter is 20nm class semiconductor chip.
Samsung has successful incorporated the three-dimensional (3D) FinFET structure on transistors so that it enable smartphone (read Galaxy S6) to achieve 20% faster speed, 35% less power consumption and 30% productivity gain over the 20nm chipset.
This move by Samsung to incorporate its own SoC in Galaxy S6 is expected pay rich dividends over time. Even Apple follows the same principle of using its in-house designed A-series chipsets in all its idevices. Irony is that most of the Apple chipsets (in percentage) is actually manufactured by Samsung.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Display||5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with 577 ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 shield||5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) dual-edge super AMOLED display with 577 ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 shield|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||14-namometer class 64-bit Octa-core CPU (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz)||14-namometer class 64-bit Octa-core CPU (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz)|
|RAM||3GB LPDDR4||3GB LPDDR4|
|Storage Capacity||32GB/64GB/128GB (UFS 2.0)||32GB/64GB/128GB (UFS 2.0)|
|Battery||2550 mAh with ultra power saving mode||2600 mAh ultra power saving mode|
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Add-ons||WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,IR Remote, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic , Samsung Knox security app now upgraded to defence grade||WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,IR Remote, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic , Samsung Knox security app now upgraded to defence grade|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm|
|Weight||138 g||132 g|
|Colours||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only)||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only)|