Two LG K-series phones spotted on Geekbench

By Hardik Singh | Published 02 May 2016 11:31 IST
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  • The leaked Geekbench listing suggests that the two upcoming LG phones could feature a totally new SKU of the Snapdragon 430.

Two LG K-series phones spotted on Geekbench
Two LG K-series phones spotted on Geekbench

According to leaked Geekbench benchmarks, Korean electronics maker LG is working on two new smartphones. The two new devices are likely to join LG’s K series of smartphones, being listed as K530 and K535. While we don’t know how the devices look or what other features these might come with, the benchmark reveals that these devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. This chipset is the newest addition to Qualcomm’s 400 series of SoCs.

According to the listing, the LG K530 and K535 smartphones feature the Snapdragon 430 SoC, along with 2GB and 3GB of RAM, respectively. That said, we saw an anomaly in the listing. According to the listing, the SoC on the K530 is clocked at 1.4GHz, but the Qualcomm website states that the Snapdragon 430 can be clocked only up to 1.2GHz. This could mean that we may be looking at an entirely new SKU of the Snapdragon 430 SoC, or maybe an overclocked variant. Going by the listing, the LG K530 scores 636 points on the the single-core benchmark, and 2986 points on the multi-core benchmark. The LG K535, on the other hand, scores 604 points on the the single-core benchmark and 2775 point on the multi-core benchmark. The listing also suggests that the Snapdragon 430 on the K535 is clocked at 0MHz, which has possibly because of a glitch in the benchmark listing. Both devices are running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 430 SoC back in September, alongside the Snapdragon 617 SoC. It features an octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor setup that can be clocked to up to 1.2GHz. These are aided by the Adreno 505 GPU, and the Hexagon DSP chip. The Snapdragon 430 feature an X6 LTE modem that has Cat 4 downlink speeds up to 150Mbps and support of 2 x 10MHz Carrier Aggregation. It also has Cat 5 uplink speeds of up to 75Mbps with support for 64-QAM. The processor also supports camera sensors up to 21MP, and offers dual ISP (Image Sensor Processor) capability.

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