Overnight, we had the chance to look at a few screenshots apparently grabbed from a Galaxy S IV, managing to reveal a few new features, like the camera-controlled scrolling we heard rumored. We could also glean a little bit of info about the hardware from these shots, like the fact that their larger-than-720p nature seemed to be evidence in favor of a 1080p display. Now we’ve got some more screenshots to add to that collection, and this time they give us more direct insight into the GS4’s hardware, confirming the 1080p screen and offering some details on the SoC.
Sure enough, we get the phone’s resolution spelled out clear as day: 1080 x 1920. We can also see options for snapping 13-megapixel shots, apparently confirming the high-res camera that had been rumored.
While blurred-out, it’s easy enough to tell that the phone has 2GB of RAM, but we’re more interested in the processor. Here, it’s reported as a quad-core component running just under 1.8GHz. The thing is, we’re not yet sure how the Exynos 5 Octa will present itself, and it could very well appear as a quad-core chip to the operating system. Both it and the Snapdragon 600 use ARMv7 instructions, and either could operate at this clock speed, so that mystery, at least, remains.
Update: There’s been some suggestion that these may have been faked, pointing to some inconsistencies between pics.