The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been around for quite a few months now, and at least in theory, at this point in time we’re half-way towards the release of the next big thing, the Samsung Galaxy S4. We’ve encountered a few leaks and rumors surrounding this upcoming flagship device, such as the idea that it may arrive with 3 GB of RAM, a processor that will blow the competition out of the water, and of course, a 1080p display, following the trend that has been already established by the HTC Droid DNA behemoth.
Since we’re closing in to the end of the year, from this point onward, rumors and leaks concerning the Galaxy S4 should pop-up at a higher rate than before and allegedly, the handset has already shown up on NenaMark 2. Take a look below and join us after the break for more details.
Samsung Galaxy S4 – Is This It ?
The benchmark results above belong to a handset that bears the model number GT-I9400, reason why there have been speculations that this is the Galaxy S4. To make a quick recap, the original Samsung Galaxy S had the model number GT-I9000, the follow-up S2 was associated with GT-I9100, and then the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S3 have also been known as GT-I9250 and GT-I9300 respectively.
However, the benchmark results posted above are not really too convincing. The GT-I9400 seems to have an 800 x 480 display, a 1.2 GHz processor and a Mali-400 MP GPU, and it’s pretty much a no-brainer that the upcoming Galaxy S4 flagship phone would at least try and surpass its predecessor. Judging by these specs, the I9400 is a clear downgrade so we’re definitely not looking at the S4.
Well, to be more precise we’re definitely not looking at the final product. Once again, to make a quick recap, at the beginning of this year there have been a few leaks surrounding the upcoming -at that time- Galaxy S3, and people have started to believe that the mysterious GT-I9300 is the next Galaxy flagship.
That turned out to be true, but back in February a user agent profile has surfaced and the GT-I9300 handset was spotted featuring a 1024 x 600 display, reason why some people have started to believe that the I9300 is not the same handset as the Galaxy S3.
The same story might apply this time around too, so in other words, the GT-I9400 doesn’t seem like a Galaxy S4 and in fact it resembles the rumored Galaxy Grand, but if by any chance this really is the SGS4 (once again, I highly doubt it) then fret not. Samsung is probably just testing some software and prototypes.
Thanks Phandroid for the heads-up regarding the alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 benchmark results.