Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date Yet A Mystery, But The First Benchmarks Logs Confirm Exynos 5 Octa CPU
After relatively short break regarding the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date and specs rumors, new details regarding the next-gen Samsung flagship are hitting the web. This time, the highly-anticipated Galaxy S4 has been spotted in benchmark logs, which confirm an Exynos 5 Octa CPU for the smartphone.
We will definitely not see the new flagship smartphone launched at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month, but some reports are indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date was set for late April or early May.
Returning to the Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmark logs, it was revealed that it will be a smartphone underpinned by an 1.8 GHz octa-core processor and running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
There are two Galaxy S4 variants that were spotted in the benchmarks: the international model, codenamed GT-I9500 and the Korean variant, codenamed SHV-E300S. For those of you who didn’t notice yet, the benchmark test is AnTuTu, while the international variant outscores the Korean model with 2,000 points.
Of course, the benchmark tests are easier to alter and forge, way easier than a leaked picture, therefore we’d recommend you to take them with a pinch of salt.
So far, the rumor mill was hinting that Samsung Galaxy S4 will be powered by an Exynos 5 Quad chipset, with four Cortex A15 cores, but now, after the South Korea-based company officially announced the Exynos 5 Octa chipset in octo-core configuration, it seems that the latter one will underpin the next-gen flagship.
Other reports are indicating that Samsung Galaxy S4 will pack a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution, a 13 megapixel camera on the back (I’m eager to see whether it will come with Photo Sphere), full HD 2 megapixel user-facing camera, plus 2 GB of RAM.
A new version of Samsung’s proprietary user interface, TouchWiz, is set to debut on the new smartphone and everyone is curious what new features the Asian company prepared for us this time.