A Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G903F is now listed on the Geekbench database. Rumors suggest, the device is going to be launched as a mid-range smartphone named the Galaxy S5 Neo. The handset has been rumored for a while now, and we even saw those rumors gain credence when the SM-903F got its Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi alliance earlier this week. Whether the online speculations turn out to be true still remains to be seen, but either way, looks like the recently announced Samsung mantra of reducing the number of smartphones in its chaotic lineup at the entry and mid-range will have to wait awhile longer. Samsung launched the Galaxy S3 Neo last year, two years after the launch of the original Galaxy S3 as its 2012 flagship, but skipped the Galaxy S4 Neo moniker for any of its devices launched since.
Coming to the hardware specifications of the device in the news, while not everything can be ascertained from the recent listing, one important piece of hardware that immediately stands out is the Exynos chipset the device is seemingly powered by. According to the Geekbench listing, the device will ship with an octa-core CPU and a universal7580 motherboard. This indicates that the device will be powered by the Exynos 7580 chipset, which is a part of the Exynos range of integrated SoCs, designed and manufactured in-house by the South Korean consumer electronics giant. The Exynos 7580 reportedly comes with 8 ARMv8 CPU cores clocked at 1.6 GHz and a Maili-T720 GPU. The other hardware specs of the upcoming gadget include 2 GB of RAM and the device will apparently run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop straight out of the box, no doubt with the company’s TouchWiz interface laid on top.
Coming back to the chip powering the listed device, the Geekbench listing seems to suggest that both in synthetic and real-world benchmarks, the Exynos 7580 performs almost similarly to the Snapdragon 801 chipset which powers the original Galaxy S5. On the face of it, the chipset seems faster than the Snapdragon 615, which, if true, does count for something as the Exynos 7580 is also rumored to come with 8 Cortex-A53 cores, not unlike the Snapdragon 615 from Qualcomm. A screenshot from the PrimeLabs website (Geekbench Listing) can be seen below.