Recently, a Galaxy A14 5G model was spotted in the GeekBench database, suggesting that Samsung is preparing to launch this entry-level model in its smartphone series in 2023. Now, the MediaTek processor model has also been listed on the GeekBench site. It’s the Dimensity 700 variant from MediaTek, which could be inferior in terms of performance.
Galaxy A14 5G could be weaker than the same model in 4G variant
Previous tests have revealed that Samsung is using an Exynos 1330 chipset for one of the Galaxy A14 variants, which offers decent performance in the “mid-entry” area where this phone is positioned. The MediaTek-powered model, however, manages to achieve significantly lower scores in both Single-Core and Multi-Core tests.
The SM-A146P model with the MediaTek chipset achieved scores of 522 points in Single-Core and 1,710 points in Multi-Core, while the Exynos variant achieved 770 points in Single-Core and 2,151 points in Multi-Core.
The MediaTek-powered model will ship in a configuration befitting the market segment the phone falls into, with 4GB of RAM. However, it looks like Samsung will offer Android 13 out of the box on this model in both versions, even if it’s a lower-end one. Theoretically, Samsung is supposed to provide 4 years of system updates on all Galaxy A phones, so we may even see Android 17 on this model sometime in the future.
With a triple camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, this model could easily be recommended in its price range, especially if it comes with an OLED screen. However, perhaps the Exynos variant would be preferable, due to the extra performance.