Monday, March 4, 2013

Antutu Benchmarks For Galaxy S4 Reveals Presence of PowerVR GPU With “ARM” as Manufacturer

While the laucnh of Samsung flagship for 2013 Galaxy S4 is just days away now, many speculations and rumors have started to circulate the tech-web sites about its various facets and features.

One of the recent benchmark by Antutu is the latest of all - though seemingly it looks fabricated as reported by Chip Hazard. 

The tests by AnTuTu reveal what the Galaxy S4 will have in store for its users:
  • 4.99-inch display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
  • 1.8GHz eight-core Exynos 5 Octa CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU
  • 16/32GB of storage
  • 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and HD video recording
  • 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • LTE support
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

While the benchmarking seems normal, there is something that catches attenetion: the GPU

The GPU details suggest that Samsung would be using a PowerVR SGX 544 MP. But GPU manufacturer section listed is “ARM” which manufacture GPU with codename “Mali” instead of powerVR. GPUs with codename PowerVR are manufactured by Imagination Technologies.

It’s common to see such mistakes in various leaks that have appeared on the internet prior to various product launches. This indicates that the device user managed to trick Antutu detection algorithm into thinking it’s Galaxy S4. Also, it’s quite possible that Antutu couldn’t get accurate GPU details as the device would have been a prototype, write Wahaab JB.

It’s still unclear at the moment what the next big thing would house, so don’t get your hopes high just as yet from this leaked benchmark result.


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