Samsung Tests Galaxy Note 7 Prototype with Unannounced Android 6.1

Posted on Jul 9 2016 - 2:30pm by GizmoCop

Yesterday on we published an article carrying information about Samsung testing Galaxy Note 7 prototype with Android Nougat, as revealed from the listing of Geekbench database. Using the same benchmark the South Korean giant tested the device today too, but with an unannounced OS version even from Google’s stable – Android 6.1 (not Android 6.0.1).

No such Android 6.1 software is known to exist and search engine giant too has confirmed the next version of the mobile OS is 7.0, to be dubbed as Nougat. Also, the device used in the test is a mystery as it contains several hardware from predecessor.

The listing carries a model number of SM-N935F, which clearly reveals another Note 7 variation as the Note 5 had a model number of SM-N920 and yesterday’s device was SM-N930.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The chipset used in yesterday’s testing didn’t match with the rumors. It was the old Exynos 7420 of last year. Today’s testing was done on Exynos 8893 chipset. Though the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to come equipped with a 6GB of RAM, but both the prototypes housed 4GB of RAM.

The company conducted two tests today and in one the score was 2,161 (single-core) and 8,280 (multi-core). The result for the second test was 2,300 (single-core) and 8,110 (multi-core). The expected date for the launching of Galaxy Note 7 is sometime in September and ahead of it speculation has continued ramping up.

It is being widely rumored the device is to come with an iris scanner instead of fingerprint scanner to allow unlocking by looking at it. The rumor world also adds Note 7 may come with some amazing new translation features too. Words can be quickly translated from one language to another with the help of new Dictionary and Speaking services. A reliable text-to-speech functionality is said to be added.

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