The handset might prove to be next year's flagship, Galaxy S IV
Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone has managed to appeal a lot to many users, but it seems that the company is already working on its successor, supposedly called Galaxy S IV.Following rumors on Samsung already kicking off mass production of components for the Galaxy S IV, a handset that might prove to be just it has been spotted in NenaMark as Samsung GT-I9400.
Interestingly enough, although the model number appears to be in line with that of previous Galaxy S models, the specs do not match with those rumored before for the smartphone.
The smartphone has emerged in benchmarks with a 1.2GHz processor packed inside, complemented by an ARM Mali-400 CPU, while running under Google’s Android 4.2 Jelly Bean platform.
The phone is also listed there with a WVGA (800 x 480) screen, the same as Samsung’s yet unannounced Galaxy Grand, expected to be released as a cheap quad-core device.
Previously, Galaxy S IV was said to pack a Cortex-A15 CPU 2GHz quad-core processor inside, along with 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch full HD AMOLED touchscreen display (possibly a flexible one as well).
The phone was also said to arrive on shelves with a 13-megapixel photo snapper on the back, complemented by a front camera for video calling, as well as other high-end features.
The Samsung GT-I9400 handset spotted in NenaMark, however, does not seem to fit these specs, although it managed to score quite well in the benchmark.
With benchmark results easy to be tweaked, however, we should take the above info with a grain of salt, but we’ll keep an eye out for additional details on the device.
Rumor has it that Samsung would be set to make the mobile phone official at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February next year, and that it would start selling it soon after.