The first performance tests with Galaxy S21 and Snapdragon 888

Galaxy S21 is confirmed with the Snapdragon 888 chipset and 8GB of RAM, the first performance tests indicating that it will be one of the most powerful phones with Android 11

Identified in the Geekbench results catalog using the model name SM-G991U, the next flagship Galaxy S runs a hardware platform called “lahaina”. We already know that this is the code name assigned to the top of the range Qualcomm, Snapdragon 888.

Galaxy S21 performance

Unfortunately, the scores obtained with Geekbench version 5.2.5 are not exactly up to expectations. The behavior may be intentional, Samsung hiding the real performance for the official launch announcement, or we are simply dealing with an insufficiently optimized prototype version.

Galaxy S21 + comes with a 6.7 inch and 6.7 inch screen for the S21 Ultra model, respectively, slipped into a case measuring 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 ~ 10.8mm. Except for its rather high height, all we know about the camera is that it will have a 108MP main sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide mode, respectively the mode with Periscope technology and for the zoom function.

According to rumors so far, Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy S21 series sooner than usual, the official announcement being expected on January 14. At the same time, the pre-order campaign will start. The official launch will take place on January 29, 2021, with limited stocks in stores.

Another novelty is the equipment of the S21 Ultra model with support for the S Pen accessory, calling into question the continuation of the Galaxy Note series.

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