Samsung Galaxy S5 fell behind iPhone 5S and Galaxy Note 3, according to the latest benchmark test.
The benchmark test picked up by TechRadar showed that Samsung Galaxy S5 is inferior than iPhone 5S and Galaxy Note 3 in Rightware's Browsermark test. The Browsermark test showed that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 phone falls below Apple's iPhone 5S and the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in terms of web-browsing capabilities. This means that Galaxy S5 is slower than the aforementioned smartphones. The SM-900F, rumored to be the Galaxy S5, showed a dismal score of 3303.88 points in comparison to 5S's 3369.91 points and the Note 3′s 3353.07 points.
Rightware pointed out though that the SM-900F which underwent the benchmark test was running a version of the Chrome browser that was a bit outdated. The administrators of the Browsermark test said that this may have greatly affected the results.
Last week, a benchmark test emerged online revealed SM-G900S, which is speculated to be the codename of Samsung Galaxy S5. The benchmark suggested that the handset will pack a screen display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. Some reports claimed that the Galaxy S5 may pack a bigger 5.25-inch screen size in order to come up with 560 ppi.
Samsung Galaxy S5 may also be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 clocked at 2.5 GHz, which is faster than the 2.3GHz limit of the Snapdragon 800. Thus, this suggests that the handset will be using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 805 chip. Lastly, the successor of Samsung Galaxy S4 will run with Android 4.4 KitKat OS, which is the first Samsung device to sport the said software and before other smartphones received the Kitkat OS update. With all of the power-hogging features mentioned above, the handset will need a long lasting battery life.
Samsung still has not announced the concrete Galaxy S5 release date. ETNews reported that Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launched early next year alongside other Samsung products. The next flagship smartphone of the company may make an appearance either at Consumer Electronics Show or Mobile World Congress next year.
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