Did the Samsung Galaxy S IV just get benchmarked?

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Jan 182013
 

Whether the Samsung Galaxy S IV is announced at MWC 2013 or somewhat later, it’s likely that Samsung is now wrapping up the development cycle for its next flagship smartphone. The expectation is that it will bear model number GT-I9500 as its predecessors (the number 4 is considered unlucky in many Asian countries including Korea although a GT-I9400 has also been spotted), the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy S III, bore model numbers GT-I9000, GT-I9100 and GT-I9300 respectively. If the model number is correct, the Samsung Galaxy S IV has just made an appearance on the AnTuTu benchmarking site.

Samsung Galaxy S IV AnTuTu benchmarks?

In fact, both the international version above as well as the Korean variant, the SHV-E300S, appear to have been spotted:

AnTuTu benchmarks for Korean Samsung Galaxy S IV variant

The results appear to confirm earlier rumours that the the Galaxy S IV will feature an Exynos 5 Octa processor and the latest version of Android Jelly Bean (at this time as 4.2.2 appears to be in the works). Past rumours add that it will also come with 5-inch FHD AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera.

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1080p display LG E940 for AT&T surfaces on benchmark website

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Dec 102012
 

Remember LG’s rumoured 1080p HD F240K smartphone that surfaced last month. It now appears that a variant may be headed to North American shores as well. The LG E940 has been spotted on the GLBenchmark website. As usual, little is revealed but there are the usual few details that can be gleaned. Among them is the parameter, android.os.Build.PRODUCT, which reads as geefhd_att_us, suggesting that the LG E940 is headed to AT&T.

GLBenchmark results for LG E940

Other details revealed by the test results indicate that the LG E940 will run Android 4.1.2 (although that could still change by the time it is announced) and sport a Full HD (1920×1080) display. While there is no size for the display, we can expect it to be no less than 5-inch like other smartphones sporting a 1080p display. It will also come with an Adreno 320 GPU, suggesting a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC.

With plenty of carrier announcements normally taking place at CES, could we see the LG E940 announced then? With AT&T set to carry it, we could also see it make its way north of the border – Canada needs a smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p display.

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Entry-level ASUS ME172V tablet gets benchmarked?

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Nov 302012
 

What appears to be an entry-level ASUS tablet has been spotted on the GLBenchmark website. Identified as the ME172V, only a few details about the device are revealed. It looks to be powered by a 1GHz processor with a Mali-400 MP GPU and Android 4.1.1. It will come with a display (likely 7-inch) with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. To that AndroidCommunity adds that it will come with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage and a 4,270mAh battery.

Benchmarks for ASUS ME172V

Could it be the oft-rumoured entry-level Google Nexus tablet? Given that ASUS manufactures the Google Nexus 7 [product information], it is a possibility. At the same time, nowhere do the results specifically identify the tablet as a Google Nexus model. Some older rumours have also suggested that Google’s US$99 tablet could come from Quanta Computer (and without Nexus branding) instead. Perhaps ASUS is going at it alone this time. Perhaps it is a revised version of the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME171 that ASUS first announced back at CES 2012.

What do you think, Google tablet or an ASUS-branded one?

Read more: GLBenchmarks (Source: AndroidCommunity)

Samsung GT-I9525 caught on NenaMark benchmark website

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Nov 272012
 

Another day and another Samsung smartphone surfaces on the NenaMark benchmarking website. After yesterday’s appearance by the Samsung GT-I9400, it’s the turn of the Samsung GT-I9525 to reveal a few details.

Samsung GT-I9525 NenaMark benchmark results

The NenaMark entry reveals that the Samsung GT-I9525 will be powered by a 1.8GHz processor with Mali-400 MP GPU and Android 5.0. It will also sport a WXGA (1280×800) display. These are somewhat better specifications than the GT-I9400 which could be none other than the Samsung Galaxy Grand but we can hopefully expect more from the next Samsung Galaxy S flagship device.

Things get somewhat more interesting given that past rumours indicated that the Samsung GT-I9500 would be a Tizen-powered device. If so, it is possible that this could be another Tizen variant despite what NenaMark reports.

We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more about the GT-I9525.

Read more: Nena.se (Source: Techkiddy)

Nov 262012
 

The mysterious Samsung GT-I9400 has surfaced on the Nena.se benchmarking website. Given that the Samsung Galaxy S III [product information] bears model number GT-I9300, it woudl be a fair supposition that the GT-I9400 could be its successor, the Samsung Galaxy IV. But one look at the specifications revealed by the benchmark information should put that to rest.

According to the results below, the Samsung GT-I9400 will come with Android 4.2, a WVGA (800×480) display and both a a 1.2GHz processor and a Mali-400 GPU, the latter two suggesting a quad-core Exynos 4412. These specifications line up better with the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Grand than Samsung’s next-generation flagship device.

So, is this the Samsung Galaxy Grand or perhaps an early version of the Galaxy S IV? Thoughts?

Read more: Nena.se (Source: Phandroid)

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie surfaces on benchmark result?

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Nov 192012
 

With the latest version of Android having been released as version 4.2 with the Jelly Bean moniker, attention is shifting to what Google has in store for Android next. Will it be another dot release or can we start looking forward to Android 5.0? Whatever the codename, Key Lime Pie or some other dessert name, it appears that at least one device is already running Android 5.0.

There is no question that Google is hard at work on the next version and it does appear that Android 5.0.0 has been spotted on the Nena.se benchmarking web site. Hopefully it is not just someone having a bit of fun.

Android 5.0 spotted on a Sony Xperia LT30i?

The device running Android 5.0 appears to be a modified Sony Xperia T. The Sony LT30i is none other than one of the Sony Xperia T variants albeit with slightly different specs. This model appears to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 processor clocked at a slightly faster 1.6GHz although is shares the 720p HD display of the original model.

It is likely that Google will announce Android 5.0 sometime in 2013 as Key Lime Pie (or another K-named dessert).

Read more: Nena.se (Source: Android Authority)

Sony C3602 gets benchmarked

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Nov 112012
 

Another upcoming Sony smartphone appears to have been revealed thanks to a benchmarking site. The Sony C3602 has surfaced on the Nena.se website. Between the model number and specifications revealed, it appears to be a mid-range device.

Based on the information captured, we can expect the Sony C3602 to come with a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 225 GPU. This suggests either the MSM8260A or MSM8960. It will also have a display running at a resolution of 1196 by 720 pixels (or 1280 by 720 with a virtual button strip) and run Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (although that will hopefully be bumped up by the time it is announced).

Nena benchmark results for Sony C3602

It appears that Sony will have a busy 2013. The Sony C3602 is the seventh device in its new C-series to be revealed. We’ve already seen the Sony C650x Odin (with three models), the Sony C6603 Yuga, the dual-SIM Sony Xperia E Dual (C1605) with a likely single-SIM C150x variant, and the Sony C2105.

Read more: Nena.se (Source: XperiaBlog)

Sony C2105 gets benchmarked

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Nov 012012
 

SonyAnother upcoming Sony smartphone appears to have surfaced on a benchmarking website. Based on the model number alone, this device should sit above the C150x (Sony Xperia E) and C160x (Sony Xperia E Dual) in a new family of devices.

The GLBenchmark reveals a few details about the Sony C2105. It looks set to sport Android 4.1.1 and a FWGA (854×480) display with on-screen buttons. XperiaBlog surmises that it will be powered by a 1GHz single-core processor. A Mali-305 GPU also appears on board suggesting a processor like the Qualcomm Snapdragon Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227.

GLBenchmarks for Sony C2105

Like other rumoured Sony smartphones, including the higher-end Sony Odin (C650x) and Sony Yuga (C660x), there is no word yet on when these could be launched.

Read more: GLBenchmark (Source: XperiaBlog)

Upcoming Google Nexus 10 gets benchmarked

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Oct 262012
 

The Google Nexus 10 tablet has surfaced on the GLBenchmark website. Identified as the Google Mantaray, it confirms rumours that the 10-inch tablet will come with Android 4.2 and a display offering a resolution of a resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels (299 PPI). There is also a reference to a Mali-T604 GPU, suggesting it will be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC.

GLBenchmarks for Google Nexus 10

Google is widely expected to announce the Nexus 10 at its October 29th Android event.

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Sony C6603 Yuga gets benchmarked

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Oct 142012
 

It was only days ago that we learned about what could be one of Sony’s 2013 Xperia flagship devices, the Sony C650x ‘Odin.’ It now appears that it will share the limelight with a very similar second device, the Sony C660X ‘Yuga.’ According to Xperia Blog, the two devices will share very similar specifications but have different appearances.

Antutu benchmarks for Sony C6603

The Sony C660X ‘Yuga’ has already surfaced on both the AnTuTu and NenaMark2 benchmark websites. AnTuTu reveals that the Sony C6603 will be powered by a 1.5GHz processor (number of core unspecified) and Google Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.

NenaMark2 benchmarks for Sony C6603

Both devices will allegedly run a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipset (APQ8064, Adreno 320 GPU and MDM9615 baseband chip with LTE support). The C6603 Yuga will sport a 1080p HD (1920×1080) display. The physical size is unknown but Xperia Blog expects it to be no smaller than 5-inches. This is certainly plausible, especially in light of a recent announcement by Japan Display Inc (JDI) that it has started to produce 5.0-inch TFT-LCD IPS display modules with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and 443 PPI.

There is still no word on exactly when Sony could announce its C650x and C660x devices.

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Mysterious Cortex-A15-powered Samsung TE4 gets benchmarked

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Sep 202012
 

A mysterious Samsung device identified only as the TE4 has surfaced on the Rightware benchmark tool. It sports some very interesting specification details. The processor is identified as a 1.7GHz dual-core one and the GPU is listed as the Mali-T604. This suggests that the TE4 will be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Dual (5250) SoC, billed as “the world’s first A-15 Dual Core mobile CPU.”


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The only other detail revealed is that the TE4 will sport a display offering a resolution of 1280 x 752.

With rumours earlier this week that Samsung was already hard at work on the Samsung Galaxy S IV, this could well be it. With little else to go on though, it is equally possible that the TE4 is a new Nexus device or a new tablet. One thing is clear: Samsung is already at work on a new generation of devices packing some impressive specifications.

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HP Bender Android smartphone gets benchmarked

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Sep 162012
 

It would appear that Hewlett-Packard’s return to smartphones may not be so far away after all. Only days after HP’s CEO confirmed the need for the company to return to this key market, an HP-branded smartphone has been found on the GLBenchmark website.

The HP Bender as it is known will not run webOS. Instead, it will be powered by Android with version 4.0.4 onboard at this point. It will also use a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 and sport a 1366 x 720 pixel resolution display (size unknown at this point).

Benchmark results for HP Bender

There is no information at this point as to when HP could unveil the Bender.

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Sony LT25i Tsubasa gets caught on benchmark site

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Aug 122012
 

Another Sony Xperia device has shown up on benchmarking sites. The Sony LT25i Tsubasa has surfaced on both the AnTuTu and NenaMark sites. Based on the model number alone, it should sit right below the Sony Xperia S (LT26i) in terms of specifications.

Benchmark results point to a device with an HD (1280×720) display, virtual buttons, and Android 4.0.4. It is likely to use a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset based on the indicated 1.5GHz clock speed and Adreno 225 GPU.

NenaMark 2 benchmarks for rumoured Sony Tsubasa LT25i

AnTuTu benchmarks for rumoured Sony Tsubasa LT25i

An Xperia Blog source adds that a number of variants of the Tsubasa are planned, suggesting that the device will be released globally. Among these are the LT25i, an international LTE version, and the LTE25h, an international HSPA+ version.

Sony could have quite the device-packed event on August 29th with all these rumoured devices…

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Rumour: 1.7GHz quad-core HTC PM63100 gets benchmarked

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Aug 052012
 

The future HTC flagship smartphone so far known as the HTC PM63100 has surfaced on another benchmark website. First seen on the GLBenchmark website last month, it has now been spotted on the NenaMark 2 benchmark website as well. This latest information reconfirms the 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 720p display. Unlike the first tests which showed it running Android 4.0.4, this one shows that HTC has bumped the device up to Android 4.1.1 Ice Cream Sandwich.

NenaMark 2 benchmarks for HTC PM63100

As for which US carrier could end up with the HTC PM63100, there appear to be two possibilities. It could be headed to T-Mobile as the HTC One X+ or to AT&T perhaps as the HTC One XXL. Then again, there could be be two variants coming as well.

Read more: NenaMark 2 (Source: AndroidandMe)

Rumour: Windows Phone 8 Juggernaut Alpha benchmarks show performance improvements

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Jul 242012
 

The WPBench benchmarking tool has already revealed a number of upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices. None came with benchmark results but the tool has now revealed the mysterious Juggernaut Alpha (first spotted this month) and the first Windows Phone 8 benchmark results. It scored an impressive 151.14, about 50% better than the HTC Titan’s score.

Rumoured Windows Phone 8 Juggernaut Alpha benchmark results

The score is likely attributable to the Juggernaut Alpha using a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor whereas the Titan uses a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 one.

All in all, the benchmarks promise some significant performance improvements for Windows Phone 8 devices over current Windows Phone 7.5 ones.

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