Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) Hits GeekBench, with Exynos 7880 Chipset

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

After the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flagship, Samsung’s Galaxy series for the year should have been completed. A new chapter seem to have been opened though as what is thought to be the 2017 edition of the Samsung Galaxy A5 with model number SM-A520F has been spotted on benchmark website, GeekBench.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2016

If this is actually the Galaxy A5 2017, it would be the third generation for the Galaxy A5 which was first out as A5 2015  (SM-A500F) in December 2014, followed by the Galaxy A5 2016 (SM-A510F) released in December last year. Perhaps, the Galaxy A5 2017 could make its own grand entrance in December 2016.

Just like its predecessors, the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 will likely feature a stylish all metal design and there seem to have been some improvement in the specs, considering the Geekbench score the device posted. The smartphone posted a single-core score of 817 and on the multi-core test, scored 4692 as against the 720 single-core and 3700 multi-core results the Galaxy A5 2016 scored on same Benchmark.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 GeekBench

The Geekbench database listed the device as featuring an all new Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7880 processor clocked at 1.87GHz. The processor is likely an upgrade of the current octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset clocked at 1.7GHz and integrated with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. It would be recalled that in 2015, Samsung was rumored to be developing a Exynos 7880 which was supposed to feature in its 2016 phones. Since we are done with the 2016 range of phones, perhaps this could be the first device to sport the Exynos 7880 chipset.

In addition, the database shows an upgrade of the RAM size from 2GB to 3GB RAM on the Galaxy A5 2017.

Lemuel Ikoba

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