You may have read some rumors that have been circulating that indicate that Samsung is planning to bring forward the launch date of the Galaxy S21. In recent years, we have seen the new S series phones being announced in February, despite the first sales starting in March.
Korean press reports speculate that the S21 series may be launched as early as January 2021, and the first sales may start as early as February.
The reasoning behind the alleged new release schedule is still unknown, although we can speculate that Samsung wants to create some space between the Galaxy S21 and the launch of the next generation Galaxy Z. Samsung’s suppliers are apparently already mass producing components for the S21 series, which is a month earlier than what happened for last year’s S20 phones, it seems that the change of release dates may be something definitive.
Known benchmarks Samsung Galaxy S21
The benchmarks show that the S21 uses Samsung’s next Exynos 1000 chipset, but some scores are disappointing. Although performance is not a priority for all users, it is a bad sign that Samsung is struggling to show firepower in its new device.
Taken from Geekbench 5, the benchmarking application we use when analyzing phones, the scores that belong to a Samsung device with the code name SM-G996B, using a Chipset called Exynos 2100 with 8 GB of RAM and running Android 11.
The results, shared by the user of the Twitter Abhishek yadav, show 1,038 points in the single-core test and 3,060 in the multiple-core test. This is better than this year’s Exynos 990, found on the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 in Europe.
This is a very different image from the one painted by an information leak in May, which showed that the Exynos 1000 was three times more powerful than the Snapdragon 865 in graphics benchmark tests.
Comparing that to the Snapdragon 875, Qualcomm’s Chipset FlagShip next year and the Geekbench results revealed, we have results of 1,102 and 4,113, respectively. Each year, Snapdragon 8 Series Chipsets tend to outperform Samsung’s Chip when it comes to benchmarks, but this difference is particularly pronounced.
However, there is a small nuance to take into account. First of all, the benchmark that was revealed may not be as accurate and there is no way of saying in which test conditions the Chipset was placed. Samsung has time to optimize more system-on-a-Chipset performance.
In addition, AMD should work with Samsung to integrate its graphics technology with Exynos Chipsets. So while the Geekbench 5 score may not be impressive, there is room for the Exynos 1000 to arrive with powerful graphics.
Samsung S21+ Spotted On Geekbench With Exynos 2100 & Mali-G78.
• 6.77GB Ram
Samsung S21+ Battery is Also Certifiedhttps://t.co/zRDEgIQ35Phttps://t.co/ja1dIsXzQl pic.twitter.com/M68Xm2GD8J
– Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) September 23, 2020
Since the Galaxy S series phones are launched in February each year, there is still five months to go before the S21 (or S30, depending on the name they believe Samsung will choose). If these performance issues are just a software problem, Samsung engineers and programmers have a long time to make adjustments.