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Samsung 'Galaxy S III' tested, hints massive speed leap

updated 03:30 pm EDT, Mon April 23, 2012

Samsung i9300 given unofficial benchmarks

Samsung's GT-i9300, possibly the third-generation Galaxy, has had its performance leaked through inadvertent postings to GLBenchmark. The 3D tests caught by a Phone Arena reader show that the quad-core Exynos 4412 chip in the device looks to beat any existing Android phone, and likely the iPhone 4S, by a wide margin. In the common-use Egypt test, the i9300 would be roughly a third faster than the similarly quad-core Tegra 3 in the international HTC One X and three times faster than Samsung's own Galaxy S II.

A pro test wouldn't see as large a shift, but would still see the yet-to-come phone well in front, and more than twice as fast as its predecessor.

The achievement would come in spite of the new phone using the same Mali-400 video as its year-old predecessor. Tips have suggested that it may have a higher clock speed, at 440MHz instead of 266MHz on the S II, and would combine with the two extra cores to give a disproportionately faster experience than quad-core alone.

While full details of the next Galaxy will wait until May 3, the early clues could point to Samsung's attempts to stoke demand being at least partly merited by the generational leap in technology. Its core rival, Apple, is rumored to be going beyond the iPad's A5X chip with a future iPhone, but what that entails and whether or not it rivals Samsung isn't clear. Apple may wait until the fall for an update and could give Samsung a momentary technical advantage. [via Android and Me]

by MacNN Staff



  1. macnnoel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    comment title

    [rolling tumbleweed]

  1. Durandalus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    iPad 3

    I have to admit that I was slightly disappointed Apple didn't increase the CPU performance in the iPad 3 at all and am looking forward to what they will ship next. Clearly the powerful GPU in the iPad 3 won't make much sense in the next iPhone.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Bah! these are just numbers...

    What about the "User experience",
    or the wonderful Apple "Ecosystem",
    or the walled garden of the "App Store"...

    Samesung is just playing the "specs game",
    and do I have to remind you where that lead them before?

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It'll just suck faster (nt)


  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Samsung should turn all that

    speed into extra battery life. I can't imagine why a smartphone needs to run so fast. Are most Android smartphones used as gaming machines? Are there that many apps currently that require such a powerful processor.

  1. Arne_Saknussemm

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Samsung's new proc is quite thrifty but -

    as with ALL Android devices,
    just in case,
    unlike iStuff
    you can ALWAYS

    swap batteries!

  1. Thundersnuz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    HA HA

    Apple's sheep dismiss Samsung's technical advances as just "numbers" and unnecessary.

    If Apple put the same power into an iPhone you'd all be crapping yourselves about how amazing and magical it is.

    It's a TrApple!

  1. DaJoNel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Actually, we're saying that "hints" and "unofficial" and whatnot mean nothing. Get it out in the world, using Google's bloated operating system. Let's see how it performs while coming close to the iPhone's battery life.

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