Possible Galaxy S IV model spotted in benchmark results as rumour mill takes hold

Daniel Bader

January 18, 2013 5:00 pm

samsung-galaxy-s4-spotted-benchmarks-0It’s more than likely the Galaxy S IV, or whatever Samsung decides to call its next flagship, will have a model number of GT-I9500. The Galaxy S was GT-I9000; the Galaxy S II was GT-I9100; and the Galaxy S III was GT-I9300.

So it’s very interesting that a benchmark result for popular Android app AnTuTu showed up with the GT-I9500 moniker. While it’s possible that the metadata has been manipulated, the results certainly could be in line with Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa SoC, which reportedly runs at 1.8Ghz.

The result of 21469 is interesting, too, since it includes both CPU and GPU results, the latter of which ran at the Galaxy S IV’s presumed native resolution of 1920×1080, or 1080p. For comparison’s sake, the Nexus 4 achieves a score of 16713, running at a resolution of 1280×720. The GPU inside the Exynos 5 Octa is expected to be PowerVR’s SGX544Mp3, which is not quite as fast as the Tegra 4 or A6X inside the iPad 4, but it should be significantly faster than the Mali-400 chip used in the international Galaxy S III, not to mention leagues better than the Adreno 225 inside the North American version.

The Exynos 5 Octa is an interesting beast because it contains eight cores, but four of them are low-speed and low-power Cortex-A7′s. This is necessary because, unmodified, the Cortex-A15 runs extremely hot, and four Cortex-A15 cores running at 1.8Ghz is a battery life disaster waiting to happen. The PowerVR GPU is also expected to run at 533Mhz, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung incorporates aggressive throttling mechanisms to ensure thermal efficiency.

The Galaxy S IV is rumoured to have dream specs, which is why we’re taking all of this with a grain of salt: a 4.99-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, a 13MP back camera and 2.4MP front camera, a 3000mAh battery, running on Android 4.2.1. For many Android users, this is a dream phone, but it’s also going to be an extremely power-hungry device.

Considering Samsung’s Next Big Thing isn’t supposed to be introduced until May at the earliest, things could certainly change between now and then, including the choice of SoC used.

Via: SamMobile, Anandtech

  • Comment Master

    HTC makes way better phones then samsung….hope then make a good device this year :D

    • CRTC

      This is not the GS4, to clear things up- these scores are from a galaxy note 2 overclocked to 1.8ghz. The device name is being faked, using build.prop you can make the name whatever you want in this case gti9500. The scores line up with the note 2 overclocked which is quad core a9 a15s would push a higher score.

  • Francis

    yummy yummy :)

  • Vengefulspirit99

    what I can see is Samsung trying something cool with a flexible screen. that could be cool. Let’s wait and see.

  • Allan

    I sure hope it is not 4.99″. That is too big for a phone. I never thought I would say this, but RIM seems to of got it right for BB10, 4.2 or 4.3″, that is the right size!

    • Tomatoes11

      That doesn’t mean much Allan. The BB10 OS needs those huge PlayBook bezels to function. So I wouldn’t be surprised if a 4.2 or 4.3 inch BB10 phone is the same size as a 4.99 inch Android phone.

      Also, don’t forget, nothing can beat the Lumia 920 in size and that is only 4.5 inch.

  • Quantos

    Well, yes that would be power-hungry. Hence the 3000 mAh battery.

  • Bill Murray

    Too big

  • Edmuntun Alburta

    Stay out of the West and keep your grubby hands of our tar sands!
    Go West Go!

  • S2556

    If the gs4 has this spec sheet it will be as successful as the gs3 which is amazing. Sure wish I had some extra money lying around to throw at stocks!

  • Django

    I actually let out a gasp as I read those specs.

    GODDDDALMMM!!

  • Joe Public

    Just another MC Donalds happy meal toy. Don’t worry little droid tards by june Sammy will be releasing the galaxy s5 and the note4 with mars bar OS.

    Rip android bring on Tizen.

    • Drew

      Was that a joke? Just curious.

  • Jimmy

    SD card slot and you have my money Samsung the day it comes.