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A few things are happening this week, and it seems one of them is the uncovering of Samsung’s work on their Next Big Thing, the Galaxy S IV. The Korea Times reported — and Samsung quickly denied — that the Galaxy S IV was under development. Now, there’s a leaked benchmark results that might prove that Samsung is indeed working on a new Android smartphone which could succeed the Galaxy S III.

The benchmark — shown in the article image, above — shows a device known as the Samsung TE4, featuring hardware not before seen in an Android device. The stand-out feature is the Exynos 5 Dual processor, which includes a 1.7GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, and Mali-T604 GPU.

Samsung has said in the past that it intends to use the Exynos 5 in a flagship tablet or smartphone, and while that hasn’t happened yet, it certainly looks a bit more likely now. We don’t really know what this TE4 actually is, but historically, leaked benchmarks come from test devices that later appear on the market.

The Mali-T604 GPU is equally anticipated, but as you can see in the demo video below, it’s a pretty hot piece of technology in its own right, and trumps the GPU found in the current-model Galaxy S III.

If this does turn out to be the hardware behind the next model in the  Galaxy S series, it sounds exciting. Let us know what you think.


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Companies: Samsung
Devices: Galaxy S III, and Galaxy S4