Faster Samsung Galaxy S4 may be in the works

The company could be adding yet another Galaxy S4 variant to its lineup, according to alleged benchmarks leaked online.

Samsung's Galaxy S4.
Samsung's Galaxy S4. Sarah Tew/CNET

A new version of Samsung's Galaxy S4 may soon surface, at least based on a series of benchmarks.

New benchmarks from AnTuTu Labs were uncovered by GSMarena and other blog sites. The benchmarks highlight a new international LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S4 with a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. Tagged with a model number of I9506, the phone is outfitted with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

In comparison, the original Galaxy S4 is powered by a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip and supports 4G LTE. Another variant released last month in South Korea comes with a Snapdragon 800 processor and supports LTE-A. But the benchmarks list that one as different from the new leaked model and as delivering a slightly slower performance.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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