Galaxy S4 Benchmark Suggests Verizon Will Offer the Handset in the US

More benchmarks of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S4 have sprouted over the weekend, including a NenaMark2 benchmark that points to what could be Verizon’s version of the next-generation Samsung flagship.

Photo credit: Nena

Photo credit: Nena

The device, which is codenamed SCH-I545, represents the first purported sighting of an American Galaxy S4 variant on benchmarks. Previous benchmark leaks had featured the international Galaxy S4, as well as a dual-core-powered variant that is believed to be meant for the Korean market. Just like the Korean version, it looks like the SCH-I545 will be running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 powertrain clocked at 1.9 GHz, rather than an Exynos 5 Octa or a slightly older Exynos 5xxx quad-core.

Verizon’s Galaxy S3 trim was called the SCH-I535 internally, so it stands to reason that this recently sighted device will also be launched on Big Red sometime in the near future. Aside from the Qualcomm processor, Adreno 320 GPU and Android 4.2 out of the box, the device will apparently feature a full-HD, 1080p screen.

What doesn’t appear clear is what size screen will be featured on the Galaxy S4, and whether this Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 will sport a dual-core or a quad-core under the hood. We’re wagering on the latter, given how quad-core processors can now function well in relation to 4G LTE in America.

The answers to these questions, however, should be more definite come March 15 or 22, when Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S4 officially at a Samsung Unpacked media event.