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Samsung Galaxy S4 Benchmark Confirms Eight Cores

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Samsung seemingly preparing several variants of Galaxy S4.

Samsung's unannounced Galaxy S4 smartphone has made its first appearance in a benchmark listing, which seemingly confirms the device being powered by eight cores.

Outed by Antutu Benchmarks, a Korean variant (SHV-E300S) and an international variant (GT-I9500) are listed. According to the benchmark, the Galaxy S4 boasts Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa processor -- the world's first eight-core mobile processor -- clocked at 1.8GHz. It'll apparently launch with Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.

Other rumored features of the Galaxy S4 include an eight-core Mali-T658 GPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED full HD display, at least 2 GB of RAM, a rear 13-megapixel camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel front facing snapper.

Although it failed to make an appearance at CES 2013, Samsung has confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S4 and said it won't launch until May at the earliest.

The device has previously been rumored to feature Samsung's eight-core processor, as well as sporting its flexible OLED display. As for the screen itself, if a Samsung CES 2013 roadmap is anything to go by, it's seemingly 4.99-inches and offers a full HD 1080p resolution.

 

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    steamroller16 , January 21, 2013 9:09 PM
    I would like to see flagship phones with smaller screens.
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    shikamaru31789 , January 21, 2013 9:23 PM
    Quote:
    front-facing 2-megapixel front facing snapper


    If you guys need an editor I'll gladly take the job.
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    fleeb , January 21, 2013 10:29 PM
    Actually, the SOC contains one 4-core A15 cpu and another 4-core A7 cpu whereas the A15 core is used for performance and the A7 for power savings. It is not one whole 8-core CPU.
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  • 21 Hide
    steamroller16 , January 21, 2013 9:09 PM
    I would like to see flagship phones with smaller screens.
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    Anonymous , January 21, 2013 9:13 PM
    Waiting on Galaxy Note 3 news with its 6.3 inch screen, 8 core cpu, 1920 x 1080p screen to die for. My Note 1 is becoming old news now.
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    Estix , January 21, 2013 9:15 PM
    Quote:
    Other rumored features of the Galaxy S8 include an eight-core Mali-T888 GPU, 8.88-inch SuperAMOLED full HD display, at least 8 GB of RAM, a rear 8-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.8-megapixel front facing snapper.
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    shikamaru31789 , January 21, 2013 9:23 PM
    Quote:
    front-facing 2-megapixel front facing snapper


    If you guys need an editor I'll gladly take the job.
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    bluestar2k11 , January 21, 2013 9:26 PM
    whiteodian....and has an amazing 23 minutes of battery time. Seriously, do consumers really need that many cores?


    Not only that, but does anything actually use them? Outside of a few select markets in Pc software I don't think anything else uses 8 cores, and you won't be running that software on your android phone.

    So what is the point? I can understand technology needs to advance, but how about we get our batteries advanced before the CPU (Which already had as many cores) Or maybe lower power higher performance CPU/GPUs and ram? And lower power hungry screens too, those AMOLED I'm sure are not very power efficient.

    I like my phone to be capable don't get me wrong, but it seems to me instead of stuffing in more cores at the same speed but greater power needs, we need to first make a battery to power them for longer then 8 hours at full use. (Or less)

    My SII suits me fine right now, but when it dies, or I need a new one, I'd like to get one that will have power to make it through the workday, preferably a lot longer then that. Maybe they let you toggle off cores or something I don't know.
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    ichigokunbaka , January 21, 2013 9:33 PM
    cant wait to run ultimate edition 3.5 on this hardware
    http://ultimateedition.info/
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    A Bad Day , January 21, 2013 9:43 PM
    TheBigTrollnice to hear but honestly the market is pretty full of android phones. would like to see some ubuntu phone products


    The developer of Ubuntu is going to have a long uphill battle against Google... Even Microsoft is performing somewhat poorly against Apple and Google despite devoting its full attention.
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    back_by_demand , January 21, 2013 9:45 PM
    whiteodian....and has an amazing 23 minutes of battery time. Seriously, do consumers really need that many cores?

    People don't "need" smartphones at all, they "want" them
    ...
    This phone and everything about it falls into the "want" category
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    jakes69 , January 21, 2013 9:52 PM
    soldier2013Waiting on Galaxy Note 3 news with its 6.3 inch screen, 8 core cpu, 1920 x 1080p screen to die for. My Note 1 is becoming old news now.

    only for android that you need that kind of power...every other OSs run just fine with 2 core.
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    nitrium , January 21, 2013 9:52 PM
    ichigokunbakacant wait to run ultimate edition 3.5 on this hardware http://ultimateedition.info/

    Errr, except that Ultimate Edition is x86 only. So you'll be waiting a VERY long time.
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    house70 , January 21, 2013 10:18 PM
    IAmVortigauntAnyone else think it looks like a cross between the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini?

    That "photo" is a rendering, and an old one at that. Nobody has a picture of the actual phone yet. They flashed the same rendering before the SGS3 came out, and it turned out to be totally different.
    jakes69only for android that you need that kind of power...every other OSs run just fine with 2 core.

    My old Nexus S disagrees with you, running JB perfectly smooth on >2 yo hardware. That goes to show that you don't NEED that kind of power.... but it's nice to have it, nonetheless.
    A bit of research goes a long way...
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    fleeb , January 21, 2013 10:29 PM
    Actually, the SOC contains one 4-core A15 cpu and another 4-core A7 cpu whereas the A15 core is used for performance and the A7 for power savings. It is not one whole 8-core CPU.
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    ericburnby , January 21, 2013 10:50 PM
    An article that mentions benchmarks but doesn't give any actual benchmark results. Seriously?
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    adgjlsfhk , January 21, 2013 10:59 PM
    To me it would seem that two 4 core cpu's would be one 8 core.
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    weaselman , January 21, 2013 11:15 PM
    Anybody notice the two camera` on the back side of the phone?
    3D picture taking by the looks of it also.
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    invlem , January 21, 2013 11:15 PM
    with the processing power behind this phone I would have expected them to push the resolution above "fullHD"
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    CaedenV , January 21, 2013 11:49 PM
    back_by_demandPeople don't "need" smartphones at all, they "want" them...This phone and everything about it falls into the "want" category

    I finally got my first smart phone in December after years of putting it off, and it makes my world so much better of a place! It replaces my laptop, my work laptop, gps, mp3 player, kindle, camera, video camera, and phone all in one nice tiny capable package. I still have a house cluttered with all of these devices, but if I find I do not use them in the next few months then I am going to sell them off, or find good homes for them among my friends.
    And for running a business where social media and email is such a huge part of your work? You absolutely need a smart phone! I work at a nonprofit, and where I use to have serious problems struggling with communication and organization, and now when people need me (or I need them) the lines of communication are open because I have a dozen ways to get hold of just about anyone on my team.

    All that said; if you are not running a business... well, then it is just really really really nice to have, and not such a necessity.
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