The one-year launch cycle has almost completed for the Galaxy A70 lineup. Last year, on December 12 the Galaxy A71 was announced. And its been December 24 but no official updates regarding the successor. Anyway, the Samsung Galaxy A72 4G is in the pipeline evidenced by the GeekBench visit with the Snapdragon 720G under the hood. Going by the handset, the handset carries the model number “SM-A725F” which is the 4G variant. While the 5G variant carries the model number “SM-A726B” that yet to visit GeekBench.
Samsung Galaxy A72 4G GeekBench Visit
Coming down to the test result, the handset has been configured with 8GB of RAM while the system clocked at 1.8GHz base frequency and running on Android 11. With the following configuration, the handset has managed to obtain 526 points on single-core CPU thread. Whereas, the handset managed to score 1632 points on multi-core CPU threads. The numbers are not that impressive cause it is the old Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G chipset. And the test conducted on the handset while the power saving mode switched on.
At this point, you might have one question – Why the Galaxy A72 4G is a downgrade? Well after a deep dive I found the Galaxy A72 4G is coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. Surprisingly the same GPU has been used on the Snapdragon 730G. But not to confuse between the chipsets. In terms of efficiency, the Snapdragon 720G is far better than the Snapdragon 730G.
The Snapdragon 730G has been configured at 2X Kyro 470 Gold CPU cores at 2.2GHz & 6X Kyro Silver CPU cores at 1.8GHz. Whereas, the Snapdragon 720G has been configured at 2X Kyro 465 Gold CPU cores at 2.3GHz & 6X Kyro 465 Silver CPU cores at 1.8GHz. While both of the chipsets built with Cortex-A76/A55 pair at 8nm process. Hence, the Snapdragon 720G edged out by 1.3% efficiency in performance. So it won’t be a downgrade technically it would be a minor upgrade over the predecessor.