What, did you really think that, just because it was the weekend, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was going to take a break from its rumor bonanza? Well, guess again, because “the next big thing” (you know, the one that isn’t actually here yet) is today capturing the headlines with not one, but two new leaks.
We have 1. a new AnTuTu benchmark test starring the presumed LTE-enabled version of the GS4 and 2. a couple of sample photos we think were snapped with the phone based on their EXIF data.
This is actually the second time an S4 is taken through the AnTuTu hoops, but, unlike back January, the new benchmark seems to show there’s a 1.9 GHz CPU inside the beast and not a 1.8. It’s not that big of a deal, but apparently the superior clocking speed does add quite a bit of oomph.
The first AnTuTu scores were of around 20,000 points, while the new one goes over the 24,000 mark quite easily, so I think we can all agree this is a welcomed performance boost. Especially when comparing the new score with some of the existent competition.
According to antutu.com, the only devices around capable of (barely) going over 20,000 points are the Asus Padfone 2 and HTC’s J Butterfly. Meanwhile, the GNote 2, which you can’t really call a pushover, is listed at 17,500.
Unfortunately, the new AnTuTu leak can’t fully solve the mystery of S4’s CPU. The 1.9 GHz clock speed has been thrown around a lot lately, so it’s almost a certainty, but is the chip an Exynos Quad, a Snapdragon S4 Pro or a Snapdragon 600? No way to know, but our money is still on door number three.
Meanwhile, we’re quite sure the GT-I9505 model number is legit for the LTE flavor of the S4 and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean will be buttering up the device’s software.
As for the Picasa snapshots, they’re there, they’re square and that’s pretty much all there is to it. The EXIF data clearly shows they belong to Samsung’s GT-I9505, but you know how easy it can be to fake the whole thing.
The device’s firmware is listed as I9505XXEAMB8, while the resolution is in both cases at 2,322 x 4,128 pixels. There are a few other technical details about ISO, exposure and so on, but nothing that can clear up the number of megapixels crammed in the phone’s cam or anything else of real importance. Rumor has it the S4 will come with a 13 MP rear-facing shooter.
Okay, guys, that’s it for today, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the Galaxy S4 saga were to get a new chapter by Monday. Oh, well, it’s not like we have anything else to do than eat Android for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Please be Exynos 5 :))
it’s have Exynos 5 dude :D
It’s slowly coming together. Pre-release benchmarks tend to jump big for final release and they are already looking great.
I’ll go out of the box here and predict the international version to have a custom made A15 Krait (the S4 Pro is half way A15, say this will be three quarters there), the Exynos quad will only come in the Octa IMO due to the insane battery burn.
Now what I’d like to see is the ability to underclock the HW, for benchmarks and future games 1,9GHz quad comes handy, but for regular smooth performance, peaking at 1,2GHz would be more than enough, saving boatloads of energy
They usually have a power saver mode. Not sure if that would do it though.
My Galaxy S2 is a zippy little thing currently running android 4.2.1… I can’t imagine what the S4 will do that this one can’t. But I’ll get it on upgrade probably anyway. Although I do like the look of the Experia Z. Waterproof (relatively)… now there’s a feature that could prove useful.
I said the same thing a few weeks back on android authority. Since the S2, Samsung “big” devices (s2, s3, n1, n2, and prolly s4) are almost the same in terms of functionality. Specs hungry fans aside, these devices practically aren’t evolving too well in terms of actual usage. This is what is killing Apple
the s3 does a lot more cool things than the s2. the s2 was my last phone and i loved it but now i’ve got an s3 its miles ahead. and when you do get jelly bean on your s2 its stripped down to fit due to the limitations in the size of the s2′s nand size so will neva be as good as an s3 and as fot the s4 not doing much more your crazy it will blow the s2 out of thr water then stamp on it. moral of the story is s2 good / s3 50% better / s4 out of this world amazingly (hopefully)
da f*** …. 24k in Antutu BM test…this phone will rule the world…
(“did you really thought that”) REALLY? Sometimes you need to re-check the copy before you SENT it out live.
That is the typical Korean, GO FOR THE MAX! The device will also DIE TO THE MAX! If their device can last longer, they will have no sales so they want end users to change their smartphones every 6 months.
Another deluded Sony/Japanese diehard fanboy. Really, think before you speak, I can spew a thousand words right back at you but why should I waste my time on you when you are doing a grand job of doing that yourself. Invite me for the verbal challenge and I will destroy you. BTW, your logic doesn’t make sense, the Galaxy S is an annual yearly release, unlike ailing Sony who release about 6 different flagship devices and have trouble keeping them up to date 6-12 months later. Highly Hypocritical and very much a case of pot calling kettle black, no?
If it is really the big thing then there should be something extraordinary that nobody has ever seen like a octa core processor and a flexible display…