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Samsung Galaxy S IV specifications revealed in benchmark tests

The raw power under the hood of Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S4 may well have been revealed early by an eager tester, who benchmarked the phone and then uploaded the results online.

We recently saw a full list of supposed specifications for the monster handset, though these results appear to contrast that. Considering that the components of the phone are read and automatically logged when doing a benchmark test, we’re inclined to believe these specs over the recently leaked list.

Some fortunate soul somewhere out there has the phone in the possession and has been testing just how powerful it is using the popular AnTuTu benchmarking app. Screenshots from the test show the phone to be incredibly powerful, out-performing the Nexus 4 by some margin in every way.

The results reveal that the phone will be powered by Samsung’s own octa-core (yes, that’s eight cores) Exynos 5 chip, which is clocked at a speedy 1.8GHz – not the Qualcomm chip that was rumoured recently. The processor looks to be backed up by 2GB of RAM, the PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics chip, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage.

We can also see from the screenshots that the screen size will indeed be 4.99-inches and with a Full HD resolution to boot. This means you’ll be getting the same glorious 1920 x 1080 resolution that you do on your home TV.

The 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash is confirmed alongside a 2.1 megapixel front facing camera, although no further specifics are revealed. Connectivity includes Wi-Fi, 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0, with Android 4.2 the operating system of choice.

As always we’ll be taking this with a pinch of salt, although it’s rather difficult to trick benchmarking software into thinking it’s testing hardware that it isn’t. We’ll find out for sure in just 10 days time.

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