Samsung Galaxy A13 4G Benchmarked, Featuring the Entry-level Exynos 850

Faisal Rasool

Performance has never been a priority for Samsung's lower-end Galaxy A phones. And that doesn't seem to be changing with the next generation of the Galaxy A series. The upcoming successor of the Samsung Galaxy A12 was benchmarked yesterday with a two-year-old chipset.

Samsung Galaxy A13 4G is currently featured on the cross-platform benchmark, Geekbench. You can find it listed under the model number 'SM-A135F'. The public scorecard contains the system specs and the pre-release scores for the A13 4G.

The Galaxy A13 has the Exynos 850 chipset at its heart. Although it's built on an efficient 8nm node, it's an entry-level SoC that came out in 2019. It's already two years old, so expect it to show its age soon. The single-core Mali G52 GPU inside this chip is clocked at 950 MHz. The octa-core CPU peaks at 2GHz on all cores.

The new Samsung budget mobile is paired with only 3GB of memory, meaning multitasking will not be as competitive. But the latest OneUI 4, built on Android 12, powers the Galaxy A13 4G. Plus, Samsung guarantees two OS upgrades, meaning the A13 4G is supported all the way to Android 14.

The low-end nature of the Exynos 850 chip is reflected in the scorecard too. The Galaxy A13 4G peaks at 585 points when engaging all cores. And it drops down to 152 points on single-core tests. Based on raw benchmarks alone, last year's Galaxy A12 outperforms the A13. It hits 918 and 146 points on Geekbench 5, respectively. 

The Galaxy A13 4G has entered mass production, so its official debut shouldn't be far off. The 5G edition of the Galaxy A13 is already being sold in the U.S. It rocks a 720P, 90Hz display, 15W fast charging for its 5000 mAh battery, MediaTek Dimensity 700, and a triple-lens camera.


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