Why wait for next week to find out all the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and features you could ever need? God bless the beady-eyes of the rumor mill for filling in the blanks and helping us forego an inexcusable week of additional agony!
Of course, most would be happy to forgo the entire list of Galaxy S4 specs and features if they could just answer that tenacious question as to whether or not we’re going to see the company’s Exynos 5 octa-core processor. First it’s a given, then it’s ruled out and then it becomes something of a maybe, depending on where in the world you happen to live.
Well, we now appear to have our answers for at least one version of the device as a Samsung Galaxy S4 owner/tester/unknown has run the thing through a benchmark and thus spilled the beans on what’s what.
If authentic, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will indeed pack the new Exynos octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz, along with the obligatory serving of 2GB RAM. Also confirming dozens of rumors stretching back to the Galaxy S3 launch nine months ago, the S4 will reportedly boast a 4.99-inch 1080p HD screen, a 13-megapizel rear-shooter and Android Jelly Bean running the show.
Perhaps most interestingly of all however – not to mention thrilling – is that way in which the benchmark tests seems to confirm that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will support all global networks with the same octa-core processor – i.e. various markets won’t be stuck with a quad-core chip and a decidedly bitter taste in their mouths.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event has been scheduled to take place next week on March 14th in New York City and will undoubtedly represent the most important calendar date in 2013 for Android Smartphones. Well, unless Google’s I/O event in May brings us a truly show-stopping Google Nexus 5 with Android Key Lime Pie at the helm, which is beginning to look like a more and more realistic possibility.