Case of the Mondays? This new rumour about the Samsung Galaxy S4 should fix your blues. Reports last month suggested that Samsung would be ditching its homegrown processor for a Snapdragon 600 SoC. Now, leaked Antutu benchmark test results, which were revealed by Androidiani, confirm that the Exynos chipset has not been replaced in the Galaxy S4.
So far, we have seen “leaks” of the phone's protection cases, alleged pictures, some rumours about its colour options and its top-of-the-line specs, but there was some confusion about whether Samsung would be equipping the S4 with the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset.
However, if these leaks are true, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have an Exynos 5410 processor. According to the test scores, the CPU is clocked at 1.8GHz with a 4+4 core setup. With all that power, the phone is set to top the charts. And that’s very much the case. Compared to a Nexus 4, which is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the benchmark results show that the Exynos 5 Octa has a crazy final tally of 24,894, which makes it nearly 40 percent faster than the Nexus.
Screenshots showing the Antutu benchmark results of the Galaxy S4 (image credit: Androidiani)
The processor is coupled with a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and 2GB of RAM to provide more than enough power for any intensive app activity, HD encoding and gaming.
The screenshots also reveal that the Galaxy S4 will launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The forthcoming flagship will also be a true ‘world’ phone, rather than having different variants for each region or carrier. This conclusion is arrived at thanks to the Exynos processor supporting GSM/WCDMA/LTE.
The benchmark scores also confirm that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have a 13-megapixel primary camera, along with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter. It will be released in 16GB and 32GB configurations. There is some further speculation about a 64GB version, but that might be a stretch. However, we do know that Samsung’s flagships also feature microSD card slots to further enhance the internal memory.
We can also see that the device will have a 4.99-inch, full HD screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Seeing as there is no pixel allowance for on-screen buttons, we think there will be physical buttons just like the older Galaxy S phones. The onscreen buttons in the above screenshots are from the Nexus 4, which was used for the benchmark comparison.
The Galaxy S4 will be unveiled on March 14 in New York City. Tech2 will be bringing you all the coverage from that event, as well as word about the launch of the phone in India.
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