Samsung releases Galaxy S IV teaser ahead of March 14th event

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Image courtesy of Samsung Mobile USA on Twitter

Posted by: Brett

Samsung has poster an image to it’s official Twitter account showing a very dark shadow of what’s sure to be a Galaxy S IV. You can’t deduce much from the image aside from the outline of the device (and the obligatory Samsung branding at the top). Hopefully more will leak out in the days to come, but if not, Samsung will spill all the beans this Thursday.

Source: Twitter

Galaxy S IV appears in AnTuTu benchmark listing

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.

Source: Rbmen.jp via SamMobile