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Samsung Galaxy S4 Benchmarks Spotted, Sporting 1.8Ghz Exynos 5 Octa Processor

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What is being called the Galaxy S4 from Samsung appeared in two separate AnTuTu benchmarks from last night. If the benchmarks are legit, then the S4 is shaping up to be a fantastic device. For starters, the benchmarks reveal two things for certain – that the S4 will come with the all new 1.8GHz Exynos 5 Octa processor, and that the phone is being tested while running Android 4.2.1. 

Just two days ago, it was also reported that the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 would feature the Octa chip as well. If both devices come sporting the new processor, then Samsung is clearly investing quite a bit to make sure this new processor is built to last, despite what Qualcomm might think of it.

As I like to point out, these are only benchmarks and “nothing is confirmed.” We are still awaiting definite information as to when Samsung plans to reveal the S4, but for now, this at least gives us another reason to be excited. MWC is next month and if we don’t get a full look at the device, I’m sure we will at least get some tidbits of info.

Via: SamMobile | Pocket-Lint

  • Holy crap, is that a 3D camera I see?!

  • jeter

    Anyone else notice that the last time May 3rd fell on a Tuesday was 2011 and next time will be in 2016. Sorry my brain picks up on things like that. And the “wipe screen to unlock” wtf? lol

  • alex

    i have developer copy of galaxy s4

  • tonyZ

    Will the s4 have the curved display or slow motion recording?

  • Tracalaca

    apple is currently suing samsung for this concept.

  • I really hope these new superphones like the LG Optimus G Pro and S4 can be rooted and have an unlocked bootloader. I want some CM goodness on ALL of my phones.

  • chadstone30

    please god, no hardware buttons.

    • zeth006

      At least volume and power buttons. But yeah, no front hardware buttons would be awesome.

  • roberthenderson

    Sammy probably gets my next Galaxy S purchase if:
    -they seriously improve battery life from the gs3
    -upgrade front and rear cams in pixels & hardware
    -they get the quad core
    -get rid of the blue screen hue on whites.
    Becomes a definite if:
    -3gb internal and 64gb memory (yes I’m a space hog)
    Becomes 0% chance if I see an onscreen button.

    • You can solve the hue issues by using a kernel that allows gamma correction. Dont be one of those chodes that says onscreen keys take up space…they disappear when the space is needed. Seriously.

      • roberthenderson

        Thanks for the kernel advice, I’ll look into that. Regarding the onscreen buttons, and Motorola is paying the permanent black bar that most definitely takes up screen space. If not that, you’re saying that it is an advance to have to 1.push the screen to activate the buttons, then 2. push the buttons to actually use the buttons as opposed to just pushing the button? Keep in mind the capacitive galaxy s3 buttons dissappear when not in use and the light can be set so that it never comes on. You tell me what’s cleaner and more logical than that. And since you know about missing them you know that there are apps to remap and our sign long press functions to capacitive buttons. I don’t care if I can’t change my buttons to a My Little Pony theme, I just want my screen without obstructions, I don’t even want to see a little redraw as buttons pop up. I want the cleanest most pure type of Android experience.


    we’re still using this poor render?

  • Destroythanet

    Do most Android apps actually receive a performance boost from an 8-core or even a 4-core processor? I haven’t noticed too much difference between my GN2 and my old dual-core GS3.

    • shecalledmejay

      this and will the cores help with emulators mainly the nintendo Ds one

    • When you’re on the home screen it only uses one or two cores. But when you’re gaming all four cores are used and that is what helps with performance.

    • S2556

      the 8 core chip samsung is making isnt technically a 8 core chip. Yes is has 8 cores but only 4 will be on at a single time, There is one A15 quad core chip for the heavy lifting and an A7 quad for power savings when the A15 is not needed. I’m not 100% sure but I think apps that had a hard time opening or apps that had lag etc on your GS3 would most likely run fluid on this processor. however apps that already ran perfectly on the GS3 will run the same.

      • The Rex

        And when those four A15 cores run for any more than 30s (say playing a big game), they will be either throttled to 1GHz or you can cook omlette on your phone.

        • Sea ttletech

          Rex I’m starting to think you’re a little kid. Because everything you say is untrue and all made up.

          • The Rex

            The only counter argument you provide is “all you say is untrue”. you never say how. grow up dude, its no fashion article. its tech.

          • Sea ttletech

            I counter argued all your other comments with facts. There was no reason to your last statement because its such outlandish speculation.

    • The Rex

      That is because your GN2 has quad-A9s which are old CPUs and can no way compete with even 2 Kraits who are A15 class – the same which you may get in SG4.

      • Sea ttletech

        besides reading generic articles. the exynos a9 benchmarks higher than any a9 processor and equals or bests s4Pro. its only slower in 3d graphics because of the older. gpu.

        • Sea ttletech

          also quad exynos can easily clock at 1.9 2ghz with no heat issues or dramatic power draw.

          • Ashutosh Agrawal

            Have you actually gone ahead and measured it?

          • Sea ttletech

            Yes i have.. geekbench antutu quadrant . In cpu specs alone it destroys s4 pro clock for clock. While s4 uses a newer tech (a9 -a15) Its the gpu that lowers overall scores. But we all know the cpu is what runs the phone while gpu takes effect in gaming

          • Sea ttletech
        • Ashutosh Agrawal

          That could be because its not only the CPU core responsible for benchmark performance, but also multiple components sitting around it, like the memory controller, BW, and overall integration in the SoC. And yes, not to forget the SW, which Samsung optimizes highly specifically for its own HW. I guess you too are reading a lot of generic articles these days. 😉

          • Sea ttletech

            Ashutosh nope., i custom rom and overclock all my phones., One of my note 2 is daily oc to 1.9ghz and was the fastest note 2 on geekbench for quite awhile. It was also number 1 on antutu for a short bit. Its because samsung makes superior components like you said. Ex exynos uses High K metal gate process. SO point blank SAMSUNG MAKES THE FASTEST COMPONENTS

          • The Rex

            Are you obsessed with Samsung? Or you work for them? ‘coz in either case it is worthless to argue with you. feel sorry about you..

          • Sea ttletech

            Yes feel sorry for me because i run 3 tech companies and have been offered corporate postitions at t-mobile and at&t. I feel sorry for people like you that spew incorrect info

          • Sea ttletech

            Check the rest of the post, My slower exynos processor scores 2500 compared to 1800 for a s4pro . Thats with the exynos older gpu. It was ranked #1 in a9 processors in the world and is currently #2 since dec.

          • Sea ttletech

            About the generic articles. It seems what i am saying goes against alot of them . That regurgitate what other blogs write

  • EvanTheGamer

    I know what my next phone will be. 😉

    Can’t wait!

    • epps720

      Don’t tell me….a StarTAC

      • EvanTheGamer

        WOAH! Are you a mind reader? STOP READING MY MIND! It’s not polite to read other people’s minds for your entertainment.

        But yes, I cannot wait to get my hands on a shiny new otherworldly StarTAC! So can’t wait for this phone. Feels like I’ve been waiting a lifetime.

  • Bewara2009

    Hey everyone I just want to let yall know that in just received my free flip case and free tectiles support from Samsung.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Read tectiles as testicles …. that was really weird for a moment.

    • D

      How’d you get free swag from Sammy?

      • Bewara2009

        They had a special promotion to their galaxy customers about a month ago through Facebook.

        • Tim242

          Stop spamming this in every thread.

          • Bewara2009

            No it’s not in ever post just two of them.. You mad bro?

          • Tim242

            I sm not mad. I just don’t get why you are so excited that you feel the need to post pictures at all, much less in multiple threads.

          • Bewara2009

            What I can’t get excited over this and I can’t share with DROID life readers?

          • Tim242

            Sure. But, multiple threads is overkill : )

          • Bewara2009

            Hahah dude only two threads.. Oh do if I did repost in Multiple threads then yes I agree it is overkill 😛

    • KOBALT

      Be sure to post in every thread

    • Thanks for sharing.

      Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

  • Buy This

    Unlockable bootloader or GTFO

    • fanboy1974

      We know the Verizon version is going to be locked. The question is will it be as easy to unlock like the S3 and Note 2.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Let’s hope!

    • S2556

      if its anything like the S3 then Ill be pumped. They handled the S3’s bootloader, etc.. very well (except verizons but who didnt see that coming)

  • zepfloyd

    This is great until we find out the US version is running a Qualcomm chip and the Exynos is international only…again.

    • Brian Parkerson

      Thinking the same thing…I hope we are both wrong and Samsung decides to implement the same strategy as the Note 2 except for the memory disadvantage!

    • rals

      I dont think so this time, Exynos in the Note 2 runs LTE. If Samsung is smart and want to compete, they would need to make it universal….hell that helps in the long run when it comes to updates.

      • zepfloyd

        It’s not just an LTE issue though, that made for a good cop out, it’s really a sheer production volume question. The Notes have a staggered launch and collectively aren’t as popular as their ‘flagship’ phone.

        • rals

          I agree, the same situation happened last year with Qualcomm. I wouldn’t count Samsung out just yet on production of these chips.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. I really hope this isn’t the case. If I am getting an SGS4, I want the Octa CPU. Simple as that.

      Samsung, hopefully, has the production capacity now that they aren’t supplying Apple so much anymore, to make this a reality. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    • The Rex

      This is because Samsung launches better phones in the US to compete with the iPhone on both performance and power fronts while they give lower cost and higher margin parts to places like Asia. Believe me, Exynos octa (which is NOT “octa” by any means) at 1.8GHz would waste huge amounts of power while performing slower than the Snapdragon 600’s 1.9GHz real Quad.

      • Sea ttletech

        rex get all youe facts straight. you have no idea on what is the truth.

  • cody Menlove

    Sorry to come at you Tim, but you were just talking about article titles on Yahoo!’s website on the show and you took cues from them with this article. I expected to see what the benchmark’s were for this device from your article heading, only to see an article that only elaborates slightly more than the heading without any of the benchmarks. Just thought it was funny, though after looking at the other sites they didn’t seem to do much different since they cropped the pic.

    • The pic where the info came from was really “meh” and yeah, didn’t offer much more than what I could say with words.

      As for Yahoo, it’s more of a joke than a reality, but it’s fun nonetheless!

      • cody Menlove

        I’m with you on that joke and am really just joking about your article. I love your stuff, keep it coming. Yahoo’s website is terrible about that though and I’ve learned never to look at anything on it while I’m at work since I was look at the GQ hottest women of 2012 and they had a topless pic of Katie Holmes. I’m hoping I don’t get fired any day now. Freaking Yahoo!

  • Brandon

    So will this come to Verizon, be delayed 4 months, or never come at all?

    • Droidzilla

      I’m betting an integrated, world release on all carriers at once (including Verizon) this time. Samsung’s Galaxy S line, I believe, finally has the clout for this.

  • *Wipe screen to unlock*

  • “Nothing is confirmed” <- Time to start living by this. haha

    • Brian Parkerson

      You said it Marques…BTW Love your Youtube videos!!

    • sk102704

      Yeah, great job on the YouTube videos! Definitely some of the best Android videos out there.

    • dextersgenius

      Your avatar looks very similar to Manjaro Linux’s logo…

  • Wow. If this phone comes out sometime from May-July, it would be perfect. I’m available for upgrade this October! Goodbye Droid Razr Maxx, hello GS4!

    • givemebatteryor…

      And hello charger!

      • That’s a good point!

      • Tim242

        The S3 has good battery life…I’m sure the S4 will be even better.

        • givemebatteryor…

          Yes, and I am good in bed…

          • Tim242

            Really? That’s not what she said!

        • Diablo81588

          It’s not that great.

  • Sounds awesome but I’m actually more excited to see what they do on the software front. For every useless feature they pack into Touchwiz there is usually one or two that make u say WOW. (Pop Up Play and Multi-Window did it for me

  • zaggs

    3d camera? Just wondering as it looks like 2 lenses on the back of this particular render.

    • Buckoman

      It’s kinda an old render. More like concept art.

    • Just a little concept from the community. Not the actual S4 and I wouldn’t bet on any 3D gimmickery coming from Sammy on this one.

    • chris125

      that is just a mock up that was floating around since before the s3 launched

  • Awesome

  • carluverdrm2004

    After watching the Droid Life show, I was waiting to read “Nothing is confirmed.” 😉

    • michael arazan

      New Droid Life shirt, DL logo front pocket, on the back “Nothing is Confirmed”

  • Swag


    • I remember when we handed out cookies for being first. Now we hand out failz. 🙂

      • zepfloyd

        Burnt cookies?

        • Droidzilla

          Are you hating on Teddy Ruxpin? That’s just wrong right there.

          • Simon Belmont

            Haha. I was thinking the same thing.

            I think my old Teddy Ruxpin is still in the attic somewhere. Go 1980s.

          • Droidzilla

            Dude! Go pop a Bruce Springsteen tape in that bad boy!

          • TheKingJAK

            I still have him in a box somewhere, had extra camo clothes and a movie projector that attached to him too. Long live the Teddy Ruxpin!