Samsung Galaxy S4 Surprisingly Shows Up in Browsermark, Climbs to Top Spot

Paul Lilly

Samsung Galaxy S4 new flagship smartphone bests the competition in Rightware's Browsermark benchmark.

It's expected Samsung will launch its highly anticipated Galaxy S4 smartphone at the Mobile Unpacked event in New York on March 14, but in the meantime, we have some benchmark scores to salivate over. Topping Rightware's Browsermark 2.0 benchmark is a listing for the Samsung GT-I9500, believed to be the codename for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and it looks to be a scorching fast device.

The supposed Samsung Galaxy S4 posted a score of 2,710 running Google's Chrome 25 browser. That's the highest score ever achieved in Browsermark 2.0, topping heavyweights like the LG Optimus G, HTC One, iPhone 5, and of course Samsung's own Galaxy S III.

Previous rumors suggest the Galaxy S IV will tout an eight-core Exynos Octa 5 processor, though calling it an eight-core chip is a bit of a marketing spin. The Exynos 5 houses four Cortex A15 processing cores to tackle tasks like gaming, and four Cortex A7 cores for lighter workloads. Samsung claims this designs allows for up to 70 percent higher energy efficiency compared to previous quad-core Exynos parts.

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