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Samsung Galaxy Premium (Superior) features Jelly Bean, PowerVR SGX544

The Samsung Galaxy Premier, otherwise known as the GT-i9268, has appeared on GLBenchmark with some more details. It runs on a dual-core system-on-chip clocked at 1.5GHz and is based on the Cortex-A9. There also seems to be a PowerVR SGX544, faster than the SGX543MP4 used by the Apple A5X SoC which powers the new iPad.

None of the recent Exynos system-on-chip, build by Samsung, come with a PowerVR GPU. The last one was the Exynos 3 Single that powered the Galaxy S. All the recent ones, down to the Exynos 5250, used an ARM Mali GPU. This either means Samsung has a new Exynos SoC or that it is using a non-Exynos SoC from a rival semiconductor firm (either ST-Ericsson or Texas Instruments); highly likely though that it is a TI OMAP 4470 SoC.

Other purported rumours about the phone’s specification list include 1GB of RAM a 4.64in 1,280 x 720 display, a rear 8-megapixel camera, a front 2-megapixel one with either 8GB or 16GB onboard storage. That roughly matches that of the Galaxy S3, Samsung’s former flagship smartphone.

It will be interesting to see whether Samsung exploits the S3 moniker again like it did with the disappointing Galaxy S3 mini.

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