#Samsung has been kept busy with the upcoming launch of its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 8. The handset is supposed to be unveiled sometime in September and is said to have the latest premium features packed into it. However, a new benchmarking listing of an unnamed Samsung handset indicates that the company is also testing other smartphones, which could be unveiled later this year.

The listing provides a good hint that it does not belong to the upcoming #Galaxy Note 8, but rather an unknown phone which has yet to be unveiled by Samsung. Some of its features prove that it could very well be the Lite version of the Galaxy S8, which would sport similar design choices as the flagship handset but will boast lower specs than its counterpart.

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New Samsung smartphone appears on GeekBench

The unnamed device with the model number SM-G9600 which emerged on GeekBench does not record all of the important specs of the device that it is running. However, some clues regarding the processor and the operating system the handset was running on did get revealed. The motherboard section of the listing reveals the codename ‘sdm840’ indicating that the smartphone may be running on the #Snapdragon 840 chipset.

Moreover, the processor section of the listing shows that the SoC in the unnamed device sported four cores and was clocked at 1.77 GHz. This means that the upcoming Snapdragon 840 chipset would be a quad core CPU, much like the older Snapdragon 820 processor. However, the newer chipset in the handset would most likely sport a better modem and an enhanced Adreno GPU, compared to the Snapdragon 820 SoC.

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Other features revealed through GeekBench listing

Apart from the chipset specification of the unnamed handset, the listing also revealed that the device boasted 4 GB of RAM and was running the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system. These specs also hint that the unnamed handset could very well be the long awaited Galaxy S8 Lite or Galaxy S8 Mini. However, till the time Samsung confirms it, it cannot be stated for sure whether the handset really is just a lower ranged version of this year’s flagship from the company.

The listing also revealed both the single core and multi-core scores that the handset managed to achieve in the GeekBench testing. The unnamed handset scored 1782 points in the single core functions, while it went on to score 4212 points on the multi core tests. No information is available as to what the device will be called and when Samsung might unveil it to the market.