All right, so we have heard that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will retain its Home button, but there will not be any more S Pen feature in the mix. What else is new about the Samsung Galaxy S4? Well, a new South Korean variant of the Galaxy S4, known as the SHV-E300S by its model number, has just appeared over at GLBenchmark.
The benchmark does confirm a fair number of hardware features and specifications of the Galaxy S4, including a Full HD display at 1,920 × 1,080 resolution, the lack of an on-screen navigation bar, a 1.9GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 CPU as well as an Adreno 320 GPU. Not only that, you will find Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean (JOP40D) as the operating system of choice with firmware E300SKSUFMB2.
Needless to say, some would claim that such a benchmark might end up as a hoax, since the Samsung Galaxy S4 should not pack a Qualcomm CPU in the first place where its flagship model is concerned, but then again, it could very well be a prototype or a red herring, we do not know for sure.
Word on the street has it that the Galaxy S4 will boast of Samsung’s very own octa-core Exynos 5 processor that will be accompanied by an 8-core Mali-T678 GPU, a 4.99″ Super AMOLED Full HD display, 2GB RAM coupled with a 13-megapixel camera that does Full HD video recording, with a front-facing 2-megapixel shooter.
What do you think of the benchmark - is it legit or not?