There are only 9 days remaining until the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched in New York. And of course more information about the flagship is surfacing the web. A new AnTuTu benchmark has been leaked, which reveals the technical specifications and features of the device.
According to the benchmark, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will come with a 4.99-inch screen with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The smartphone will be powered by the much debated Exynos 5 Octa 1.8GHz processor and will sport 2GB of RAM. Apart from the CPU, the Galaxy S4 will also boast a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU, a 13 MP camera with LED flash and HD video recording capabilities and a front-facing 2.1MP shooter. The handset will be available in two versions depending on its internal storage space, the 16GB variant and the 32GB one.
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS and LTE support. Of course, the Galaxy S4 will run the latest iteration of Android namely 4.2 Jelly Bean.
There is no reason why the benchmark to me considered fake or unreliable, but until the official confirmation, the specs and features still have a question mark beside them. Nevertheless, lets pretend that the benchmark is actually the real deal. In this case there some things that interest me.
The first and probably the most important is that according to the screenshots, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will sport the highly awaited Exynos 5 Octa CPU. There were many reports claiming that the S4 will be powered by a Qualcomm-made chip, namely the Snapdragon 600, while others said that the device will include a SoC developed by Samsung. To be honest, I’m really glad that the Exynos 5 Octa will power the Samsung Galaxy S4, and I think I’m not the only one.
Another interesting aspect is that the Exynos 5 Octa has support for LTE, which could mean that Samsung won’t be needing any SoCs from Qualcomm. This is actually good news for the customers in the United States. As you know, the US version of the Galaxy S3 has a dual-core CPU, instead of the quad-core one of the international model, because that’s the only way the S3 can support LTE.
When it comes to the overall performances, the Samsung Galaxy S4 seems to be more powerful than many of its rivals, as according to the test, the devices scored 24894 points. The Galaxy S4 scored better than other flagships such as the Nexus 4, the LG Optimus G, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3. However, the recently launched smartphones aren’t listed, and I’s talking about the Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One and the LG Optimus G Pro, so we can’t compare them.
Anyway, there will surely be more leaked information in the following days.
We are waiting for March 14th, so that we can provide you with some official specs, not just rumored ones.