Samsung might not be working yet on a successor to the Galaxy S4 but the company is evolving it to accommodate the latest technology. You see, when this flagship model was released the Snapdragon 600 processor was the best in the market. Samsung then released the S4 using their own Exynos processor and the Snapdragon 600 processor.
Now that Qualcomm has been mass producing the Snapdragon 800 processor Samsung is said to be coming up with an S4 variant using this powerful processor for the international market.
A leaked benchmark test shows a device called the GT-i9506 which could very well be headed to the international market. The Galaxy S4 that uses a Snapdragon 600 processor has an international name of GT-i9505.
The result of the AnTuTu benchmark test is as follows.
- Samsung GT-I9506
- Snapdragon 800 2.3Ghz Quad-Core
- Measurement Locale: South Korea
- Overall score: 31123
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
This isn’t a surprise as in Samsung’s home market, South Korea, an S4 variant that comes with LTE-Advanced support already uses the Snapdragon 800 processor.
Samsung is reportedly going to announce this device along with the Galaxy Note III this coming September 3 in Berlin ahead of IFA.
This upcoming device might disappoint current S4 owners however this is the company’s strategy to adapt to new technology. Its competition such as LG and Sony are ready to roll out devices using Snapdragon 800 processors this year they really have to be competitive.
Here’s the main difference between a Snapdragon 800 compared to a Snapdragon 600.
- 800 : 2.3 GHz
- 600 : 1.9 GHz
- 800: Adreno 330
- 600: Adreno 320