Samsung is set to unleash the much-awaited successor to its best-selling Galaxy S3 smartphone, the Galaxy S4, in a few weeks from now. The Korean company recently kicked off the teaser campaign for the March 14 Samsung Unpacked event in New York and now, new benchmark scores have surfaced online and suggest that the Galaxy S4 is set to take the crown of the most powerful smartphone.
Recently, the GT-I9500, which is believed to be the international variant of the Galaxy S4, popped up on the Browsermark 2.0 benchmark database and the scores hint at top-end performance.
"Samsung GT-I9500 made an appearance in Rightware's Browsermark 2.0 database by recording the most impressive score to date. The device is likely the soon-to-be-unveiled Samsung Galaxy S IV. The result you see above is the best we've encountered in our experience with the Browsermark 2.0 benchmark. It is also higher than any score recorded in Rightware's own powerboard," noted a GSM Arena report.
The GT-19500 scored 2710, routing the likes of Nokia Lumia 920, Nexus 4 and the HTC One which scored 1774, 1794, and 2262, respectively. LG's Optimus G took the runner-up spot in the results, scoring 2555. Sony's flagship Xperia Z (1865) and the Oppo Find 5 (1797) came in third and fourth, respectively.
At this juncture it is not known if the much-touted 8-core Exynos 5 processor is powering the international Galaxy S4. Recently, the grapevine was abuzz with rumors that the international variant would have the Octa-core processor, whereas the U.S. version would house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600.
With March 14 fast approaching, we'll soon know what surprises the smartphone market leader has up its sleeve.