Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, S7 and other flagship models are getting ready to be upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Recent leaked images of Geekbench results confirmed that the phone’s performance will witness significant upgrade when the new operating system is rolled out.
The Galaxy S7 Edge is the next big phone after the immensely popular Galaxy S7 model. The beautifully crafted Samsung Note 7 had to go out of the race because of battery issues but the company has promised that they will come back with a bang this year with Galaxy S8 as well as a Note 8.
In previous Geekbench tests, the S7 Edge scored 1858 in the single core test and 5669 in the multi core test. In this particular test, the phone was powered by a 1.79GHz ARM processor with 8 crores. There is no difference in hardware now because it’s the same phone. However, the first test was done when the phone was running on Android 6.0.1. Marshmallow. There seems to be a spike in overall performance which should make your phone snappier when it receives the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update.
However, the new Geekbench results of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge running on Nougat 7.1.1 shows 1918 in single core test and 5927 in multi-core test. The difference is obvious in numbers and when they are converted into real world performance, it’s going to make a whole world of difference. The phone already sports flagship hardware but the best can only be experienced with the right operating system. From the results, it’s like Samsung and Google worked to ensure they provide Nougat in such a way that users would find their phones to be snappy than it already is.
The screenshots have been posted for your convenience. Apart from the single and multi-core results, it also shows how Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge performs in memory, crypto, floating point and other multimedia actions. When an older phone could deliver such improvements, models scheduled to get launched in 2017 will perform much better making Android on par with what Apple offers in their iOS platform.
We are expecting more updates in the following days as Samsung is gearing up to bring Android 7.1.1 Nougat on all their top tier phones. Motorola has already rolled out the OS on Moto G, G Plus and Moto Z phones. On the other hand, several phones released by other brands in 2016 may not get the upgrade as Google doesn’t directly support them.