Galaxy S 5 benchmarks show impact of different hardware configurations

Samsung’s no stranger to releasing a whole lot of different hardware variants of the same phone – with the Galaxy S 4, even before getting to exotic models like the Active or Zoom, Samsung released well over a dozen editions of the base model, with little tweaks to accommodate different SoCs and radio support. Some Galaxy S 5 rumors have suggested that Samsung would take this kind of selection one step further, and could differentiate some sort of premium GS5 from the regular edition – and this is where a lot of those medal-body rumors fit in. Today we check out some new evidence in favor of such a split, with benchmark results painting the picture of two different GS5s.

Remember that big list of GS5 model numbers that leaked in late January? Well, over the weekend AnTuTu benchmark results for two of them turned up, models SM-G900R4 (US Cellular) and SM-G900H (Europe). On the former, we see a Snapdragon 800 (one of the newer AC chips), quad HD screen, and 3GB of RAM. The latter gets an octa-core Enynos (a 5422 with Mali T628) – and again, changing SoCs isn’t anything special for Galaxy phones – but it’s the rest of these differences that are noteworthy: the SM-G900H is depicted with only a 1080p display and just 2GB of RAM.

Interestingly, the “premium” GS5 there with the QHD screen appears to do worse in benchmarks than the “standard” 1080p edition; this has led to speculation that the Snapdragon 800’s aging Adreno 330 GPU is struggling with moving all those extra pixels.

Source: AnTuTu 1,2
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!