Recent reports have claimed that Samsung is working on a new M-series phone called the Galaxy M52 5G handset. It appears that the launch date of the device could be drawing near as it has appeared at the Geekbench benchmarking platform with some of its key specifications.
The forthcoming Galaxy M52 5G has surfaced with its SM-M526GBR model number on the benchmarking site. The listing shows it is driven by a Qualcomm octa-core chipset with four CPU cores ticking at 1.80GHz and the other four CPU clocking at 2.4GHz.
The exact moniker of the chipset is not mentioned in the listing, but the ‘lahaina’ codename indicates that it has the Snapdragon 888 flagship SoC. Since the Galaxy M52 5G is a mid-range device, it is unlikely to feature the SD888 chip. A look at the source code of the listing reveals that the M52 5G’s chip includes Adreno 642L, which belongs to the Snapdragon 778G. Hence, it can be concluded that the Galaxy M52 5G will be driven by the Snapdragon 778G, and not the SD88 chip.
The Geekbench listing further reveals that the phone has 6 GB of RAM, and it runs on Android 11 OS. Previous reports claimed that the Galaxy M52 5G could be a rebranded version of the Galaxy F52 5G that debuted in China last month. Since the F52 5G has the Snapdragon 750G chip, it appears that the M52 5G may arrive as a different device.
At present, the Honor 50 and Honor 50 Pro smartphone, which debuted in China earlier this month, are the only Snapdragon 778G powered devices available in the market. Apart from the Galaxy M52 5G, the Motorola Edge 20 is also speculated to feature the SD778G chip.