Posted by: Brett
The Samsung Galaxy S IV has made its first appearance in a benchmark via the AnTuTu benchmarking app for Android. The listing doesn’t mention much except for the fact that the device, with a model number of GT-I9500 compared to the Galaxy S III model number of 19300, has an unspecified processor running at 1.8 GHz. Considering Samsung just recently announced the new Exynos 5 Octa processor and the fact that Samsung would likely put the best of the best in their flagship device, it’d only be logical to presume that the Galaxy S IV will have the Exynos 5 Octa. The benchmark also says the device is running Android 4.2.1.
In addition, a second benchmark listing was found from a device with the model number SHV-E300S which is said to be the Korean variant (the one above is the international variant). The Korean variant of the Galaxy S III has a model number of SHV-E210S (there was also an L and a K). The listing says the device is running Android 4.2.1 and is clocked at 1.8 GHz as well, but it scored slightly lower than the GT-I9500.
The Galaxy S IV is expected to launch some time during the first half of the year and could possibly be announced at Mobile World Congress next month, although a launch around March – May is more widely believed to occur with Samsung holding their own event. Spec-wise, it’s said to feature a full-HD 4.99-inch display, an Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.1.