Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9400) appears in NenaMark 2 benchmark, disturbing specs included

by: Chris SmithNovember 26, 2012

As we’re approaching 2013, we’re starting to see more and more rumors detailing next-gen high-end Android devices, with the upcoming Galaxy S4 being one of them. There are plenty of reports that speculate the handset could come either at CES or MWC next year, and then hit stores in the months following its announcement.

But obviously, nothing is clear yet, and Samsung is not going to confirm anything at this point in the game. Which brings us to today’s wild rumor: the Galaxy S4 has already been spotted in the Nenamark 2 benchmark database. Before you get too excited though, you should know the listing reveals some “crappy” specs, at least by this year’s standards for flagship handsets.

According to the screenshot above, the GT-I9400, which is most likely going to be the Galaxy S4’s model number, features a WVGA display (800 x 480 resolution) and sports a 1.2GHz CPU with an ARM Mali-400 MP acting as the GPU. That’s not what you’d expect from a flagship Galaxy handset, would you?

In fact, the previous rumors detail an entirely different list of specs and features for the device, including a 5-inch touchscreen display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), Samsung Exynos 5450 processor, 2GB of RAM, Mali-T658 GPU and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean running the show.

Is the NenaMark2 listing fake, or is Samsung stirring the waters and generating some Galaxy S4 buzz already?

  • It Def has to be fake! That’s not specs for a flagship phone the s4 is gonna be the next big thing but with specs like that I would never buy it.

  • Sounds more like a Galaxy S3mini2….

  • fake!!!

  • Maybe they’re testing multiple devices

  • Those are the Galasy S2’s specs. I don’t think the S4 will be sporting those.

  • It is the Galaxy S2 Plus i9400. Don’t you get it!

  • satsmine2k4

    wtf SGS4 has 480* 800 res

  • Sean Quinlan

    Terrible reporting, obviously it’s not the S4 if it has a 800×480 display; why would you even suggest that?

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  • Topcat488

    Dont worry fellow Samsung Fans… This is most likely the Samsung Galaxy-Grand, whose target market for Samsung are the “older” consumers (55& up). Good thing about Sammy is, they make smartphones for everybodies life style… Not like some frutti phone maker, who thinks 1 size phone fits all… ;/

  • i would do something like this is i were samsung! for the simple reason, the s3, nexus, i5 launch where spoiled by leaks of specs, size, formfactor and design…. this turns that around! so some shitty specs come in and then the announce the actual device with specs that chew on laptops.

  • kasun

    this is the s2 plus.. not s4.

    • Justin Swanson

      I didn’t think of that. I thought it was the Grand.

  • Ryan

    There is no way in hell they would use such a low resolution (G2) for the S4. It would literally be the end of the S series, so of course it is fake. Not a very funny joke though.

  • Lol why would anyone actually think these are the specs of the Galaxy S4??? Even suggesting that is outrageous. This is probably the stupidest article I’ve read all year. There is absolutely no way these would be the specs of the Galaxy S4. They wouldn’t do 5 steps back from the S3 on a flagship phone. Don’t be dumb.

  • It might be the Galaxy Grand. Thats supposed to have th 800×480 display

    • Justin Swanson

      100% agree with you.

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  • hamana

    c’mon now, only dumb ass apple cheerleaders would buy into this and take it serious.

  • xoj_21

    probably proto without the final hardware, expecially screen is not ready yet

  • Taaha

    Gt is their code for galaxy something but sgh is their galaxy handset so its not an s4 its probably a mid to low end device for entry level consumers.

  • Dan

    It’s not Samsung, but the HDC knockoff, model Galaxy S4 (i9400)… was seen and reviewed a couple of months ago..

  • Samsung stop teasing us

  • who knows if some one with custom rom modified system buildinfo pranking :P

  • Dan

    Freakin’ idiot. This is exactly the same thing Samsung did with the S3. Initial testing was done using older hardware and smaller screens.

  • Adam Outler

    I can change my Galaxy S1 to look like a i9400 by editing the build information. It’s that simple.

  • sanket

    it is very easy nowadays to rename the phone and the brand… it can easily b done by editing build.prop … so this is fake

  • jeff kaczor

    Its apple making all these fake benchmarks to make ppl think its not worth waiting for. So go buy an iphone. The Galaxy S4 will be the most powerful and best specs and best phone ever made to date when it hits store. So wait for it.