We have a few pieces of exciting news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S IV for you guys today. Some of this news is either positive or negative depending upon how things turn out at the launch. First up, to help make things a bit clearer, we would like to remind you guys about a couple of rumors we reported previously regarding the new SGS4. One of the rumors has suggested that due to power related issues, we may not see the Exynos 5 Octa-Core chip in the SGS4 and that it will instead be the Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip. The other rumor seems to partially refute this. It suggests that the North American version of the phone will have the Snapdragon 600, but the international version could have either the Exynos 5 Octa-core or just a pervious gen Exynos chip.
Obviously, neither one of these rumos has been confirmed, but if today's new benchmark leak is for real, then it could mean the new SGS4 will indeed come with the next-gen Exynos 5 Octa-core. This would obviously be great news, but it still leaves it unclear whether the North American version would come with the Qualcomm chip or the Samsung chip. A new AnTuTu benchmark for the phone was supposedly leaked and not only does it show monster performance, it also shows the Exynos 5410 with 1.8GHz and a 4+4 core setup! Again, assuming this is legitimate, this would at least mean the Exynos 5 Octa-Core chip will be in some versions of the new flagship from Samsung. This makes us both excited and anxious to see Samsung's final unveiling at their unpacked even on March 14th.
This benchmark leak also shares some additional details about the phone. Here's a breakdown of what is revealed,
- Android 4.2
- True “world” phone with a GSM/WCDMA/LTE network setting
- 13MP rear camera
- 2.1MP front camera
- 2GB of RAM
- 16 or 32GB of storage
- HD 4.99-inch 1920x1080
- GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth
This device is shaping up to truly be "the next big thing" so stay tuned while we bring you every tid-bit of info we can scrounge up on the device.
Source: GalaxyS4Forums.net via PhoneArena