Benchmark stats of a Samsung galaxy device model SCH-I545 have appeared online, supposedly on Nenamark. The big question is, what device is this? Could it be the Samsung Galaxy S4 heading to Verizon? We know that Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy SIII has a model number SCH-1535 showing that this device is closely related to the SIII.
If indeed this the Samsung Galaxy SIV then we may have on our hands the more detailed reliable specs of the Samsung Galaxy SIV which may come to all the carriers in the US. Besides, what are the chances that Samsung are developing a device with such specs that is not an S4?
The new device comes with an impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and an Adreno 320 GPU, Newest Android OS version Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a full HD 1080p display and 4G capability. The benchmark results do not show more interesting device specs including the screen size but we can only guess that it has a 5 inch screen, just as it has been rumored the new S4 will come with.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon SIV processor that the S4 comes may or may not be a quad-core, but all indications show that it will be a powerful 2 GHz quad-core chip. When Samsung released the SIII last year, US users got a raw deal as the US version of the SIII featured a dual-core processor while the international version came with a quad-core processor.
The new Galaxy SIV smartphone, rumors say, is now in production and it may be coming out sometime in spring, just after the HTC M7 or HTC One which is scheduled to hit the stores in the US in the last half of March. HTC One is the most viable competitor to the Galaxy SIV and if history is anything to go by, release time plays a crucial role in the performance of the smartphone in the market. The HTC One whose specs and pictures are circulating on the internet are just like those of the S4 in many aspects and the two will go head on for the high end market – almost like HTC One X and Galaxy SIII feud which the SIII decisively won.
The Samsung Galaxy SIV project has so far been one of the most secretive project done by Samsung. A few days ago though, rumors surfaced that the SIV will feature gesture-based controls and will not come with an S-Pen (read it here) and despite the ‘improved design’ will retain the shape and home button of the Galaxy (read the story here)
In line with the other leaks we read in the past couple of weeks, the Galaxy SIV is listed to have a 1920 x 1080 full HD screen, a 1.9 GHz processor and Adreno 320 GPU. This processor can be regarded as an older processor, this is the first with such a high processing power. What capabilities will the Galaxy SIV come with considering the processor? The Nenamark results posted online show that the phone has capabilities a lot like those of the Galaxy Note II.
Most of us have high expectations of the Samsung Galaxy SIV, but these new developments may dampen it considering that many people expected a newer Exynos processor, more RAM and unrealistic new hardware. Anyway, we just have to wait and see how great the phone will be once it actually hits the market.