Days before Samsung’s official launch, new benchmarks have leaked online detailing the specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4.
Captured using the popular AnTuTu benchmarking app, the benchmarks are from a UK model of the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the model number GT-I9505.
The blurred benchmarking screenshot was sent to mobile site, Omio, via what it calls a “very trusted source” and reveals that the next Samsung flagship could sport the same Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU as the Google Nexus 4 and Sony Xperia Z.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is shown to be powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz ARMv7 processor, which could potentially be Samsung’s own Exynos Octa 5 CPU, as the AnTuTu software may not yet recognise the chip and Samsung has said the eight-core processor contains four Cortex-A7 cores.
The RAM clocked in at 2GB, with the benchmarked handset offering 16GB of internal storage. The highly-tipped 12.8-megapixel rear camera is also present, as is a front-facing 2.1-megapixel snapper. Of course, the benchmark doesn’t show whether the next flagship will pack the Smart Scroll and Smart Pause functions that are also meant to make an appearance.
Running Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS, the Samsung Galaxy S4 was also
shown to sport a microSD card, and scored a high benchmark score of
22,630. The HTC One just won out in the benchmark states though, with a
score of 23,055.
Strongly rumoured to boast a 4.99-inch PHOLED display, the benchmarks suggest that screen could offer a Full 1,920 x 1,080p HD resolution with a 480ppi image density. However, with a 4.99-inch display, this is actually impossible, as to offer such a high pixel density, the Samsung Galaxy S4 would have to have a screen size of around 4.6-inches. This would make it smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S3’s 4.8 inch offering, which doesn’t sound like a move Samsung is likely to make.
Therefore, we’re a little sceptical about the authenticity of the benchmarks. It could just be that the unknown eight-core processor is throwing out the AnTuTu software, but it’s more likely that the results are wrong or from an entirely different phone altogether.
With the official Samsung Galaxy S4 launch on March 14 now excruciatingly close, we will soon see if any of the rumours are true.
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