Data pertaining to Samsung's SHV-E300S, which is rumored to be the Korean version of the Galaxy S4, has been uncovered on a popular benchmarking site
Samsung Galaxy S4 Benchmarks, which reportedly hail from the Korean version of the device have appeared on Android Authority, and they show a device running a quad-core chipset, rather than the beastly Exynos 5 Octa, which packs a full eight cores.
The entry on GLBenchmark is for Samsung’s SHV-E300S, which is widely reported to be the Korean equivalent of its upcoming Galaxy S4, and while the stats racked up by the device certainly appear to bevery impressive they aren’t quite up there with what we would expect from the Exynos 5 Octa, so you can color us kind of disappointed.
But only kind of, because the SHV-E300S clocked a monster 41.3FPS in off-screen high-level 3D performance and 39.4 in on-screen, which are scores that devices like Sony’s Xperia Z can only dream of, so it isn’t all doom and gloom on the hardware front.
In fact the device is reportedly rocking a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB RAM, making it far faster than previous Galaxy S devices, and the scores which were left on GLBenchmark are only pre-release material – we can expect more from the device once it’s been tweaked, ready for launch.
What’s to come for the Exynos 5 Octa though? Well, we believe that powerful little chunk of silicon is now slated for the Galaxy Note 3, which is expected to be released later in the year. Until then we’ll have to be content with waiting for Mobile World Congress, which gets under way on the 25 February, and our first proper look at the Galaxy S4.