Purported Galaxy S IV benchmark results appear

Purported Galaxy S IV benchmark results appear, show off powerful hardware
And here it is - the Galaxy S IV has finally appeared in the online database of GLBenchmark. Of course, we shouldn't take this information too seriously yet, because it may easily be some other device, but for now the sources are pretty excited about these results, and even if there's the slightest chance of them being true, this means that it's impossible for us to ignore them.

The handset is shown as the Samsung SHV-E300S, but this shouldn't bother you, because it means that we're most probably looking at the South Korean version of the Galaxy S IV. Interestingly, the handset is also listed with a Qualcomm chipset MSM8960. Naturally, it's very unlikely for the international version of the GS IV to come with a Qualcomm processor, especially when Samsung recently announced the Exynos 5 Octa processor, which is more than up to the task. On the other hand, it wouldn't be exactly shocking if we see the South Korean version launch with a SoC by Qualcomm, so the credibility of the benchmark results seems to be intact for now.

And now, let's get to the real deal! According to these GLBenchmark results, the Galaxy S IV has scored 4672 Frames (41.3 Fps) in the Egypt HD C24Z16 - Offscreen (1080p) test, and 4450 Frames (39.4 Fps) in the Egypt HD C24Z16 - Onscreen test. These are some excellent results, but who knows, they may be even better on the international GS IV.

One of the best Android phones around, the Nexus 4, for example, scores 3803 Frames (33.7 Fps) in the offscreen test and 4977 Frames (44.0 Fps) in the onscreen test, which shows that it's not much slower, but still the GS IV should have some advantage.

The benchmark info also confirms the rumors that the Galaxy S IV will come with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, while software-wise the handset will run Android 4.2.1.

Check out the following table for some additional comparisons of the Galaxy S IV's GLBenchmark results:

Samsung Galaxy S IV (E300S)Google
Nexus 4
Galaxy S III (I9300)Galaxy Note II (N7100)
Egypt HD - Offscreen (1080p)4672 Frames
(41.3 Fps)
3803 Frames
(33.7 Fps)
1872 Frames
(16.6 Fps)
2157 Frames
(19.1 Fps)
Egypt HD - Onscreen4450 Frames
(39.4 Fps)
4977 Frames
(44.0 Fps)
1890 Frames
(16.7 Fps)
2001 Frames
(17.7 Fps)

source: GLBenchmark via Techkiddy
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