Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III Benchmarks Emerge

Benchmarks for an unannounced Samsung smartphone appeared on GLBenchmark for a few minutes giving us a hint at the specs of what could be the Galaxy S III.

A PhoneArena tipster spotted the benchmarks, and they show a phone using an unannounced Exynos quad-core CPU. The quad-core CPU runs at 1.4GHz, with an ARM Mali-400 GPU running at 400MHz.

Read: What to Expect from the Samsung Galaxy S III Event.

While the GPU is only clocked at 50 percent faster than the same GPU in the Galaxy S II, the prototype GT-I9300 has the fastest graphics of any Android phone available. The Galaxy S III will have faster graphics than the Tegra 3 HTC One X, and the Snapdragon S4-based HTC One S. The benchmarks even show the GT-I9300 edging out the iPhone 4S, but it’s a close competition.

Samsung GT-I9300 Galaxy S III Benchmarks Briefly Appear Online

The prototype phone used for the benchmarks still can’t compete with tablets like the iPad, however. There is still a gap between the graphics speed offered by a phone and a tablet.

There aren’t any tests for the CPU on the Galaxy S III yet, but we’ve heard the phone has “superlative” specs, which hints at a powerful CPU. If the CPU performs as well as the GPU, the Next Galaxy could be the fastest phone on the market when it launches.

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That might be bad news for HTC, as its One X will go on sale on AT&T just days after Samsung’s May 3 announcement. Although, as of right now, it’s unclear whether American carriers will get the Galaxy S III at launch or consumers will have to wait like they did with the Galaxy S II.

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