Although the most anticipated Galaxy S IV hasn't been officially out, its browser benchmark has already been released and it is not so surprising to see that it beat out all the top-performing smart phones in the market today. Apple comes in at number two. Things do get better and better, don't they?
Using Browsermark 2.0, a GT-I9500 device beat the rest and it is safe to believe that this is the Galaxy S IV. It somehow confirms that it runs on Android 4.2.1. Samsung has not verified the test but it looks authentic because the ISP is registered to Samsung India.
It won't be long until the much-awaited device gets launched. Then, we could verify if it clocks in at the same speed as the "GT-I9500". But knowing Samsung, I'm pretty sure it'll reveal even better clues the following days leading to the main event. Best to sit tight and enjoy the others cringe at this new powerhouse.
A Samsung Galaxy S IV had just performed an Antutu benchmark and revealed the specifications of the device. According to a new AnTuTu test, here's what the Galaxy S4 will have to offer:
- 4.99-inch display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
- 1.8GHz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU
- 2GB of RAM
- PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU
- 16/32GB of storage
- 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording
- 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- LTE support
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Snapdragon 600 or Exynos Octa? we were facing this dilemma and the issue seems to be difficult to clarify though now seems clear that the versions of the Galaxy S4 will be two: one with the Qualcomm processor and a processor with Samsung.
Samsung's March 14 New York-based Galaxy S4 event for official specs and features for the handset. We will be there and show you all the pictures and videos when we get them.
Looks like Samsung Galaxy S IV will be the "2013 Smartphone of the Year" with its Exynos Octa CPU and a 544MP PowerVR SGX GPU. These were unwittingly or purposefully revealed by someone who performed benchmarking through Antutu. All other fantastic specifications include 2GB memory, almost 5 inches Full HD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 and running on Android 4.2 JB.
Furthemore, the Samsung Galaxy S IV supports all kinds of networks including LTE, which means that the company will only have one variant of this powerhouse device, since LTE connectivity is already included among the supported networks.
The Galaxy S IV will be officially launched on March 14th and this "leak" definitely tops them all. Please don't let this be a hoax! Also, is it safe to say that we've already seen the best kept secrets of the S IV or are they just starting yet?
What happens when your drive to want to provide the earliest and freshest tech news in the web consumes you? Earlier on, a report about the Samsung S IV benchmark result was released and a rendering of the device, which everyone knew to be fake-is shown beside the news item. The device is set to be formally launched on March 14th and bloggers, news writers and speculators hurry to beat each other out to get the best news/gossip about the phone but, alas, many forget about originality.
Stephan Constantinescu, a known industry writer, has earlier on used a rendering of the Galaxy S IV with @evleaks watermark and was cited properly. However, several tweets pointed out that the true owner of the rendering was Expansys, which is an online mobile phone seller and it was thus revealed that their photo of the S IV was stolen.
While swiftness in delivering the newest broadcasts is appreciated, in the end, the one that came up with the original idea must be credited. Also, although the internet is a super dynamic environment, it does not give you the excuse to be non-veritable. According to Constantinescu, @evleaks just lost a follower-even if he "publishes a ton of leaks in the future".
Today is Samsung Galaxy S 4's big day and the rumors just keep getting more creative. Photos of another AnTuTu benchmark result for the Galaxy S 4 has surfaced a few hours before the smartphone' launch. If anything, it only made things a lot more confusing, adding ambiguity with regards to the processor/s used on the S 4. Earlier Antutu benchmark photos showed that the S 4 will run purely on Exynos. This new benchmark shows that there are actually two chips on the S 4. Talk about creating a stir.
Also, from previous reports that it will have eight cores, the new AnTuTu benchmark shows that the S 4 will only have a quad-core ARMv7. Even the GPU for this one is different from what was previously reported. Thankfully, it'll just be a few hours left before all these surmising and assuming get confirmed or scrapped. Also, believe the benchmark at your own risk.
The Galaxy S4 is the Samsung's latest flagship smartphone for 2013 but how does it stack up against the well-received HTC One performance wise? well, AndroidAuthority did a great job running the Benchmark on it.
As a quick hardware recap, the HTC One is running a Snapdragon 600 chip using a Krait 300 CPU clocked at 1.7Ghz, it's the same chip found in the most common Samsung Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 600 is clocked slightly higher than the HTC One at 1.9Ghz, so we should already expect the Galaxy S4 to pull out slightly ahead. The Snapdragon 600 used in both handsets has an Adreno 320 for its graphics processor.
And the winner, without a surprise, by a decent enough margin, is the Exynos 5 Octa powered Galaxy S4.
Galaxy Note 3 model# GT-N7200 was spotted on the AnTuTu Benchmark chart. From the model number, we suspect the device is likely to be the sequel of GT-N7100, which is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
The Samsung Galaxy Note III scored lower than the Galaxy S4 in AnTuTu, Galaxy Note typically have overclocked chipsets compared to their Galaxy S counterparts, so we expect the finished product to be clocked above 1.6GHz as far as processor is concerned.
So the Galaxy Note III will run Android 4.3 on a CPU clocked around 1.6GHz. That's coincidentally the same clockspeed as the Exynos 5 Octa found in the I9500 Galaxy S4 phone.
Keep in mind that the scores of the benchmark can be edited easily by any Android developer. Samsung is yet to confirm the news on this matter.
AnandTech reveals Samsung is boosting the GPU clock frequency of the Exynos 5 Octa-powered Galaxy S4 that enables the device to achieve a higher score. Some more digging also revealed whitelisted benchmark apps that when opened, bumped the GPU clock frequency to maximum (532MHz) while rest of the apps and games were limited to use 480MHz.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the Exynos 5 Octa in these devices, the SoC integrates four ARM Cortex A15 cores (1.6GHz) and four ARM Cortex A7 cores (1.2GHz) in a big.LITTLE configuration. GPU duties are handled by a PowerVR SGX 544MP3, capable of running at up to 533MHz.
The CPU of the Galaxy S4 variants was also found to behave somewhat odd with its clock speed forced to the maximum possible the minute you run a benchmark. That's not technically cheating though, as the power is available if needed elsewhere - there's no overclocking.
So, it seems Samsung is trying to polish the octa-core Galaxy S4 reputation. Whatever the reason, we are hoping it doesn't become a habit - the company's flagships have enough power and they don't need to use such unfair practices to gain advantage.
As you probably already know, Samsung has scheduled its "Unpacked" press event on Feb 24th in Barcelona, the day when the event will kick off. And, if you can't recall, Samsung usually launches its flagship devices on the Unpacked events, and this time it could be the highly rumored Samsung Galaxy S5.
As the expected launch date gets closer, we get to see more information about the purported Samsung Galaxy S5. Recently, a device was spotted on AnTuTu benchmarks that is rumored to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5,
Samsung Galaxy S5 posts a score of 35666 on Antutu test, higher than the scores set by other top-end smartphones like Galaxy Note 3, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, LG G2 etc.
The data shows that the Galaxy S5 will have a full HD screen, with no mention of the screen size; earlier reports have said that the handset will feature a 5.25-inch display. It was rumoured that Samsung will introduce its first 2K resolution display panel with the Galaxy S5. Instead, the data shows that it will continue to use the full HD screen in top phones this year as well.
Antutu's data also shows that Galaxy S5 will use the quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocked at 2.5GHz. The same processor is used in smartphones like Galaxy Note 3, Nexus 5, Sony Xperia Z1 and LG G2.
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The Motorola X Phone is rumored to have been benchmarked and is supposedly running on Key Lime Pie/Android 5.0.1 according to a new smartphone benchmark screen shot that came out recently.
The name on the benchmark results is "Google X". However, nothing "official" has come out of either Google or Motorola yet, so don't get your hopes too high. Moreover, the device won't be available until late 2013, possibly 3rd to 4th quarter this year, so we're pretty sure that many rumors of this sort will still come out during the period leading to the date of actual launch.
Next month, though, Google will possibly already introduce Key Lime Pie and some are speculating on the likelihood of a real Motorola X prototype. It will apparently have a 4.8-in display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip and it will work well in wet conditions just like the Sony Xperia Z can.