Many reports have suggested Samsung will look to use 2 different chipsets inside the Samsung Galaxy S7: some regions will get the Exynos 8890 model, while others will get one with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820. This belief was backed up by news that Samsung is going to take a bulk of the manufacturing duties for the Snapdragon 820.
Unfortunately there’s still no concrete evidence suggesting which chipset will go to which region, but some new benchmarks are starting to paint a vague picture. What’s believed to be a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S7 model has popped up in Geekbench, and it’s showing Exynos silicon.
This could be an important distinction in determining who’s getting what. North American handsets historically share the same chipset, so if Canada got Snapdragon variants then the same was true for the US. That’s not to say trends can’t be broken, of course, but it’s worth thinking about. This would also be one ofo the few times North America got an Exynos-based variant of the device when Snapdragon models existed (there were no Snapdragon variants of yesteryear’s Samsung flagships).
Then again, it’s just as likely that this benchmark doesn’t mean much at all — Samsung could be testing multiple variations in the country just for the sake of thoroughness. No matter which model each region gets, though, these two chipsets are expected to push the limit, and you shouldn’t be disappointed with either one once Samsung delivers the full unveiling.