Samsung is working on a new smartphone for the already fairly full mid-range – the Galaxy M44. The new model has now appeared in the Geekbench online database. This is basically nothing unusual. The chipset itself is quite a surprise for a Samsung M-series smartphone, though.
The Samsung Galaxy M44 passed the Geekbench tests with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip. This is an odd choice for three reasons. First, it’s a Qualcomm chip and not one of Samsung’s own Exynos processors. Secondly, the Snapdragon 888 is now almost three years old. And third, at the time of its release, it was the fastest Android processor on the market and more likely to be found in manufacturers’ top models than in the mid-range.
That was at the end of 2020 and those times are long gone. Nevertheless, the question arises as to what the SD 888 is doing in the Samsung Galaxy M44. Maybe Qualcomm still had a bunch of unused 888s lying around in their warehouses and Samsung got the old stock at a bargain price.
In any case, the Samsung Galaxy M44 appeared in the Geekbench benchmark with the model number SM-M446K and 6 GB RAM. The prototype also ran Android 13. In the test it scored a total of 1,531 single-core and 3,771 multi-core points, which is still a fairly competitive result, especially in the mid-range. The M44 is expected to be unveiled in India.