Monday 4 March 2013

Galaxy S4 'benchmark' hints at eight-core processor as Samsung releases the first video teaser!

      You have to love big tech launch events, they only happen a couple of times a year but the rumour mill goes into total overdrive. This year it's no different and today Samsung have shown off their first video teaser of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and a supposed benchmark has popped up showing off some rumoured specifications. 

   Now we all know that benchmarks are notoriously easy to fake, so take this one with a pinch of salt, but it seems that this particular benchmark popped up with a 1.8 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5410 driving the phone. Conceivably this could be the fruits of Samsung's labour on ARM’s new big.LITTLE architecture. That doesn't, however, rule out the possibility of two variants of the S4, one with a Snapdragon 600 processor destined for North America and another with the Exynos chipset which could land in Europe, just as it was last year with the S3! 

   As you can see with the benchmark below, there's also meant to be a PowerVR SGX544MP GPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.99-inch Full 1080p HD screen (there's no mention of whether it is amoled or LCD), a 2.1MP front and a 13 MP rear camera, the latter has an LED flash. The set up is rounded out with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and all of the other connections you would expect like GPS. If that isn't enough it will supposedly be the first flagship to launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean too! The benchmark print screens are embedded below:

   But, because we can't confirm anything until the 14th of March we can only speculate at this point. In case Samsung's upcoming announcement hasn't already stolen your attention then the first teaser video has come out of South Korea today, in which an adorable little kid has to keep something secret... He's done a pretty good job so far!


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