Benchmark test hints at Samsung Galaxy S III features

With the MWC event put to bed, the mobile world is now focusing on the next big launches. Apple's name looms large, but so does Samsung, which held back the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. But some details of the smartphone look to have been confirmed early.

It's all down to a benchmark test for the model condenamed the GT-I9300. That's said to be the name of the Galaxy S III, which means the features tested on that phone should be the ones appearing on the finished product. Got that? Good. Of course, the model number might not be right, but the general consenus believes it is.

Anyway, what does it tell us? Well, it confirms some features and discounts one big one. In terms of the latter, the screen is said to be 1196x720-pixel resolution, which rules out the widely-predicted 1080p full HD screen, but suggests a buttonless design like the Galaxy Nexus, which packs the same resolution of screen.

The processor is down as 1.4GHz, compared to the expected 1.5GHz, but it is likely to be a quad-core Exynos 4414 processor at the phone's heart, not least, to keep up with the competition. The test also confirms a Mali 400 MP GPU, the same as the Galaxy S II, but running faster for sharper graphics. Ice Cream Sandwich is, as you might have guessed, the operating system.

Of course, a benchmark test only highlights the key component parts, so it doesn't confirm if the phone is indeed as slim as we have heard at 7mm. That will have to wait for the launch event, which could be as soon as next month, with a summer shelf date. As ever, we will keep you posted.

Source: Pocketnow

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