The first benchmark result of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy M series has surfaced in the Geekbench database. Going by the SM-M205F model name, this should be a “Samsung Galaxy M2”.
The phone is powered by an Exynos 7885 chipset, the same one used in the 2018 edition of some Galaxy A phones, including the recent Galaxy A7 (2018). The phone packed 3GB of RAM, which will likely be paired with 32GB storage (there should be a 64GB one, potentially with 4GB of RAM).
That’s a more powerful chipset than we expected out of the M-series, which takes over from the Galaxy On models, which were rebranded Galaxy J phones offered online only. The Galaxy J2 Core, for example, uses an Exynos 7570 chipset with a quad-core processor. Even the Galaxy J6+ had to settle for a Snapdragon 425 (also quad-core CPU).
The 7885 is a 14nm chip with two relatively fast Cortex-A73 cores and six A53 cores, plus a Mali-G71 GPU. Keep in mind that the Galaxy M2 is clearly aimed at the entry-level and this is a mid-range chip.