A new benchmark has leaked that is supposedly for the Samsung Galaxy S IV. The model number on the benchmark is SHV-E300S, which is the same model number as the previously tipped Korean Samsung Galaxy S IV. What’s surprising is that it looks like the S IV won’t be carrying an Exynos 5 Octa processor like the rumors have said, and instead will carry a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.

The benchmark says that the Korean variant of the Samsung Galaxy S IV will have a 1.9GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, and will be running on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. The benchmark could just be a fabrication because we don’t see why Samsung would stick a Qualcomm chip inside its flagship smartphone, especially since they’ve got everyone hyped up on their 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor.

The rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy S IV say that device should have a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, Exynos 5 Octa CPU, Mali-T678 GPU (8-core), 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

It’s highly unlikely that Samsung would choose a Qualcomm processor over its Exynos processors for its flagship smartphone, so we’re going to classify this as a rumor. We should be getting the full details of the device on March 15th when Samsung announces it at their Mobile Unpacked event.

[via SamMobile]

  • ickyboo

    If this is true , I might as well not bother with the SGS4 and just pick up a LG Optimus G Pro or HTC One/M7

  • MSM8960 is the chip currently found in the US version of the galaxy s3 and its only offered in dual core varieties so why in the hell would they put the same chip inside that is already in the s3, doesnt make much sense get your facts straight. Its clearly going to contain a next gen chip, whether that is going to be the exynos octa is yet to be seen, but i have alot of doubts that it will be last years chip from the s3.

  • Its just silly to put up such an unrealistic rumor as a legitimate post on this site. You say all this stuff then discount it as nothing at the end of the article basically making the article completely pointless, so good job on that =/

    Its obviously fake or a mistake, its more likely that someone just changed the model number on a benchmark with a galaxy s3(us model) that has an android 4.2 rom on it.
    It makes 0 sense to put a chip that is less powerful than the one found in the galaxy note 2 or the international versions of the s3 in their new flagship =/

  • dillon

    I see them saving the octa 8 core for the note 3

  • grinham

    either way 1.9 Ghz is ridiculously fast

  • Roberto Tomás

    oh well, there goes the high end Mali T678 graphics

  • james

    All I know is that if they dont through that 8 core in the new flag ship Im going to be disappointed. Why would they show of the new CPU and not through it on the new Flag ship smart phone. That would be some bullshit.