The Samsung Galaxy S4, which will be announced on March 14 at Samsung Unpacked in New York City, may be the fastest phone on the market when it's released, in terms of Web browsing at least.
The smartphone allegedly ranks No. 1 on Rightware’s Browsermark 2.0 browser benchmark, well before its release, or even its unveiling.
The benchmarking tool recently tested a device called the "Samsung GT-I9500," which most suggest is the code name for the Galaxy S4.
Testing the performance capacity of the browser on the Internet-capable device, Browsermark gave the Samsung GT-I9500 a score of 2710 while running the Chrome 25 browser; the highest score ever recorded on the benchmark, GSM Arena reports.
Going up against other popular phones on the market, as well as other highly anticipated phones, such as the HTC One, Browsermark’s test determined that the Samsung Galaxy S4’s browser is “superior to 99 percent” of all other phones.
The LG Optimus G ranked second, with a score of 2555, the HTC One ranked third with a score of 2262, while the former hot ticket Samsung phone, the Galaxy S3 ranked last with a score of 1247.
Samsung will likely release the Galaxy S4 soon after its March 14 unveiling, but considering last year's unveiling and launch timeline for the Galaxy S3, the next-gen handset may not see its release date until late April or even May.
One of the most popular rumors is that the Galaxy S4 will run Samsung’s new eight-core Exynos Octa 5 processor, which can clock speeds up to 1.9 GHz; however, some sources now believe the smartphone will run the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor that will be seen in the HTC One. Geeky Gadgets suggests that different processors may be used of the U.S. and international versions, similar to what was done to the Galaxy S3. Nevertheless, a phone will stellar performance speed overall is expected.
Rumors also suggest that the Galaxy S4 will feature a 5-inch Full HD SoLux 1080p HD display, 2GB of RAM plus a plus a microSD card slot, it will also hold 2GB of RAM, as well as a 13 megapixel camera.
The Galaxy S4 is expected to come in 16, 32, 64 GB models, black and white colors, and run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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