It seems that Samsung is planning to launch a brand new mid-range smartphone this year: Samsung Galaxy A6. After two alleged variants of this handset were spotted on Geekbench, the device has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This official certification confirms its existence and lets us know that it will probably launch soon. Unfortunately, Wi-Fi Alliance did not reveal any of the specs of this upcoming device, so it is still shrouded in the mystery. But the model number and the operating system have been revealed, so we may be able to identify the handset better in the upcoming leaks.
According to Wi-Fi Alliance, Samsung Galaxy A6 has the model number SM-A600FN and Android 8.0 Oreo is installed, so it will come out of the box. No more info has been revealed, but thanks to the previous Geekbench leak we already know a few details about its specs. Even though it will be called A6, according to Geekbench it will have lower-end specs than the Galaxy A5 (2017). Under the hood, the handset sports an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7870 SoC which is also present on the Galaxy A3 (2017) and some devices of the Galaxy J series. Samsung Exynos 7870 is an octa-core chipset composed of eight Cortex-A53 CPUs; it also includes a Mali T830 MP1 GPU.
The SoC will be paired with 2 GB of RAM, while the internal storage is not known yet. On Geekbench, the Samsung Galaxy A6 scored 723 points in single-core performances and 3605 points in multi-core. According to the benchmarking platform, a Plus version of this device will be released as well and it will bring the code name SM-A605G. Unlike the standard version, this one seems better than the Galaxy A5. The A6+ will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor unlike most of Samsung midranges, and 4 GB of RAM. But the score obtained on Geekbench is weirdly even lower than the one obtained by the A6 (739 in single-core and 3469 in multi-core).