Yes, we all do happen to know that the Samsung Galaxy S7 would arrive with either an Exynos or a Snapdragon 820 chipset, but what kind of sorcery is this to report that it will feature a MediaTek Helio X20 or X25 chipset? That is what a Geekbench score has listed – a handset with the name Samsung SM-G930W8, where it will feature one of three different chipsets.
Since G930 happens to be the Galaxy S7, and W is normally reserved for the Canadian version of its handset, going through the Geekbench score does point to the presence of octa-core processors – which is the Exynos, or deca-cores that would make it fall under either the MT6797 or the MT6797T.
In other words, those would happen to be the MediaTek Helio X20 and X25, respectively. It does not look as though the X25 is all that exclusive any more, does it? As both of these chipsets happen to be rather similar, the main difference would be the X25 being an overclocked version where it will match the CPU performance of Samsung’s Exynos, whereas the X20 would lag a wee bit behind.
Do take note that the Helio X20 version will arrive with 3GB of RAM, whereas the other two would come with 25% more RAM, standing at 4GB apiece. Could a Mediatek-powered Galaxy S7 make its way to Canada? Only time will tell.