Whoa there AnTuTu benchmark! Are you trying to out the most anticipated Android device of the year? It appears as if you are, and we thank you for that.
As you can see from the screenshots we just posted, there is indeed a device listed now in AnTuTu as the “Samsung Galaxy SIII.” It has topped all other devices that have been benchmarked, taking home the gold trophy for performance. If we cruise in the device listing for it, we seem to have a confirmation on specs for the phone, most of which been mentioned here or there throughout the last couple of weeks. We have a
quad-core dual-core Exynos 4212 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 4.7″ HD display (1280×720), 2MP front camera, 12MP rear camera, and Android 4.0. Yeah, that sounds about right.
One thing to note here is the network which is listed as “GSM/WCDMA.” This doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t see CDMA or LTE versions of the device, but just that the benchmarked device was only GSM. All we can hope is that this Exynos chipset is playing nicely with LTE or it may be a while before we see it here in the States.
With a teaser for the device already live and a date for unveiling set, we won’t have to post these wishy-washy benchmark results much longer.
Oh, and we should probably mention the benchmark disclaimer, as to not offend the Android voices of reason out there. “This is a benchmark result which could easily be faked, blah blah, blah blah.”
Update: As was mentioned in the comments, the 4212 is not a quad-core processor, but is instead a dual-core processor. Now that, is interesting.
Google and Samsung wouldn’t actually drop a higher-end Galaxy Nexus on us, would they? If the NenaMark benchmark that you are seeing above is to be believed, that’s exactly what could happen.
Aside from being impressive, the benchmark lists a PowerVR SGX 544 GPU which just so happens to be the same GPU in TI’s OMAP4470 processor. As you all know, the current Galaxy Nexus is running TI’s OMAP4460 with a SGX540 GPU. The SGX540 is no slouch, but the SGX544 can apparently run circles around it, something that is made clear in the benchmark above. The 4470 can also run at up to 1.8GHz even though in this benchmark it appears to be underclocked to 1.3.
TI announced in June of 2011 that the OMAP4470 would begin shipping in devices during the first half of 2012.
Could someone have spoofed the GPU in the result? Maybe, although it would seem as if they would need to go through quite a bit of work to do so. Maybe they spoofed the name of the device instead? Tough to tell. What we do know is that Sprint is getting a G-Nex in the very near future and they have yet to open up about the specs. We all saw the premature ad for the device before CES showing that it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. We also saw a set of brief hands-on coverage for it a week later when it was announced, but no mention of the internals. I think most of us assumed it would be identical to the Verizon LTE version, however, you have got to wonder a bit now.
A lot of questions that we would love answers to.