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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.

(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab).

It will be interesting to see whether Samsung exploits the S3 moniker again like it did with the disappointing Galaxy S3 mini (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.