Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800 (SHV-E330S) reportedly spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

by: Chris SmithJune 8, 2013

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A new Galaxy S4 version reportedly packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks.

The SHV-E330S is said to be the Galaxy S4 model in question, a handset said to hit South Korea later this year. In addition to the rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, the device is also going to offer LTE-Advanced support, rbmen says.

However, the device is not official at this time.

Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S

According to the screenshot above, the SHV-E330S would run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and have a 2265MHz (or 2.3GHz) processor. Surprisingly, we’re not looking at an AnTuTu score that you’d expect for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor – 24179 is actually lower than the performance of the current Galaxy S4 models.

As you can see in the table below, both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (GT-I9505) and the Exynos 5 Octa (GT-I9500) models score better in the same benchmark test. At the same time, if today’s benchmark is real, the SHV-E330S could still be in testing, which would explain the lower scores.

HTC One vs Galaxy S4 benchmarks

However, a similarly found benchmark for an Pantech IM-A880 device that’s also rumored to have a Snapdragon 800 processor inside showed a much better score, surpassing the current Galaxy S4 models. The IM-A880 is not official either, so it makes sense to assume that, if real, that benchmark has also been performed on a device that’s still in testing. We’ll know more details about these handsets later this year, when they should be unveiled.

The Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced support is expected to launch in September in South Korea, not that we have any official details for you at this time.

In addition to this Galaxy S4 SHV-E330S and the Pantech IM-A880, various other upcoming smartphones are rumored to come with a Snapdragon 800 inside, including the HTC One Max (T6), the HTC Xperia ZU (Togari), the Galaxy Note 3 and the LG Optimus G2.

  • Ivan Myring

    I call fake on this.

  • milksop held

    Yeah I think its fake

  • Jake

    Fucking Koreans with their bullshit

    • MasterMuffin

      ↑ Fucking Jake with his bullshit :P

  • Varun Bansal

    “The HTC Xperia ZU (Togari)”,lolzz!!
    How about “Sony Galaxy S4” :-P

  • Topcat488

    It’s gonna be a lot of mad “early S4 buyers” out there…They say that the “EARLY BIRD” catches the worm… But it seems like the “Worms”, are getting bigger and better, as the day goes on. (Waiting on the Note III).

  • sourabh

    hey,i can edit my build.prop and show as if i own a galaxy s4 with SD big deal here.this is definitely fake

  • crushapple

    this should be like the galaxy S4.5, so it could it can still be considered new when the iphone comes out

  • Barry J

    Galaxy S4 Mega aka Galaxy S4 Plus, definitely not a fake and definitely not just for the South Korean Market. The mega is pretty much a facelifted version of the S4, so Samsung isn’t resting it’s laurels on the Note 3 when the IPhone 5s is released considering the former, although a flagship, will be a tad too unusable for the mainstream casual user. Bigger screen, bigger battery and upgraded snapdragon.

    • Joshua Hill

      So far Samsung have been using the ‘Mega’ name for their Note size phones but with mid level hardware.

      Not sure why you’re using it here?

      • Barry J

        there was a rumoured S4 Mega in the pipeline which Samsung has neither denied or acknowledged. Seeing as the Note 3 is the H2 Flagship for 2013 but will be for those whom prefer the phablet range, Samsung needs to counter the IPhone 5s sales. With design 3.0 which may be intended for Galaxy S5 onwards, this could be a chance for Samsung to facelift the current S4 with a beefed up processor running a newer version of Android, most likely 4.3/5.0 whilst keeping the S4 up to date with OS updates and current owners happy.

        • Joshua Hill

          An S4 running faster h/w is great. BUT the ‘Mega’ line is for phones bigger than the ‘galaxy’ line with lesser specs. They have released two phones in this range.

          There is no reason for Samsung to tarnish their flagship ‘Galaxy’ line with the ‘mid range ‘Mega’ and as this is just a rumour that has yet to resurface or have new details emerge chances are it was only a rumour.

          Why do Samsung need to counter iphone sales? They’ve always had a different release cycle but have updated their flagship ‘galaxy’ phone every 12 months previously.

          While I hope for a snapdragon 800 powered S4 and would only be mildly surprised if it’s released i’ll be flabbergasted if they tarnish such a product with the ‘Mega’ name.

          • Barry J

            Believe you/me, Samsung will most likely be insane enough to don the Mega to the S4 branding….but the S4 Mega may very well end up being flaunted as the S4 LTE Advanced.

            Mega imo was never meant to be an offshoot or poor man’s Note series, aside from the size the Mega is an amalgamation of the Grand Duos (the real poor man’s Galaxy Note)/S4/S4 Mini and Note 2, it lacks the S-Pen for a start but has a generous screen size for multitasking and a bigger battery.

            Unlike last year with lazy efforts from HTC yet a redesign from the IPhone but with the same OS, the S3 was literally a breath of fresh air and successor to the already legendary Galaxy S2 with no competition from the Android camp until the IPhone 5, this year Samsung have to contend with new Phablet rivals and other newcomers, the HTC One/Xperia Honami/Optimus G2, two of which will be using the upgraded Snapdragon 800 and a new IOS 7 with a possibly redesigned IPhone 5s 64 bit A7 Based processor and a resurgent Nokia with rumours of their own Phablet and their 41mp EOS. The S4 alone needs a facelift and upgraded processor amongst harsh criticism, the note 3 whilst a flagship device, would still be considered too large to handle (not for me) for a lot of casual consumers. Samsung knows they can’t rest their laurels on just the Galaxy S4, hence why they are milking as much as they can from the S4 Mini/Active and Zoom, but rather than have all 3 they should stick to an LCI (life cycle impulse) stage, facelift the S4 with a newer aluminium/carbon fibre build with upgraded SD 800 and with some of the Note 3’s software trickers around the same time as the IPhone 5s release and keep updating the current S4 and last year’s S3 to 4.3/5.0 with the additional software, you cannot afford to have your strongest competitor gain a foothold by allowing them to breathe.

  • james

    nope its not fake… it just came out today on SK carrier, also with there announcement of LTE advance