It seems that Samsung Galaxy S7 is going to have two variants sporting MediaTek Helio X20 and Helio X25 SoC and these two new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones will be released as implementations to cover the midrange smartphone segment for Samsung’s 2016 flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which are two high end smartphones that will be available for US users with a contract price.
Obviously, 2016 will be another hard year for smartphone manufacturers, even for top phone brands like Samsung and Apple. So Apple release a 4.0 inch iPhone SE, which is aiming at midrange-low end market with a budget and affordable price for users who want to join the iPhone camp and experience an Apple iOS mobile system. Then it is not strange that Samsung will be launching lower version of Samsung Galaxy S7 with MT6797 Helio X20 and MT6797T Helio X25. But this might go against MediaTek’s original intention that Helio chips are designed for high end smartphones.
On Geekbench 3, a model named Samsung SM-G930W8 has been spotted with a MediaTek Helio X25 chip and Helio X20 processor. The Helio X25 variant will include 4 GB of RAM, while the Helio X20-based model will come with 3 GB of RAM and score noticeably lower than the Helio X25 option or Samsung's Exynos 8890 processor, which powers international variants of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
It is assumed that this MediaTek-based Galaxy S7 is headed to Canada due to its model number. The "W" in the Samsung SM-G930W8 is how Samsung officially labels the Canadian versions of its smartphones. However, another benchmarks standard Antutu has come out saying that there is only one version of the SM-G930W, the Canadian version of Galaxy S7 which is powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890.
However, there is no actual confirmation what this new Samsung smartphone is and whether it is a Canadian version of Samsung Galaxy S7. If this Galaxy S7 smartphone is about to release, what price will Samsung position? And is it attractive enough for users to get the MT6797 Helio X20 phone or the MT6797T Helio X25 smartphone? All these are pending and waiting for future confirmation. And we will keep this Galaxy S7 news update as soon as we get latest information.
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