Little more than a week before its official event, speculations about the Galaxy S4 run as hot as the very surface of the Sun. The most recent rumors spoke of Samsung surprisingly moving away from their exciting new octa-core chip, the Exynos 5 Octa because of overheating problems and lining up for Snapdragon 600 orders at Qualcomm with everyone else on the market except Apple.
However, this may not be the case at all. Galaxy S4’s AnTuTu benchmark results have emerged, revealing Samsung’s in-house developed eight-core chipset as the heart of their 2013 flagship. Paired with a PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU (hm, that and not Mali?), the chip proves to be an efficient performer, blasting away at benchmarks. It also supports LTE and GSM/WCDMA networks.
The results detail other aspects of the configuration such as 2GB RAM, a pair of 13MP/2.1MP cameras and 16/32GB of storage with a 64GB version possibly in the cards. The display runs at Full HD. Finally, the Android version is 4.2.
There is the posibility of a Snapdragon 600-hearted version of the S4 for speculative markets. We don’t know much yet, but the next 10-ish days should be full of reveals (and surprise ruins).
Note: GT-l9300 is the Galaxy S3