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Samsung Galaxy S4 showdown: Samsung Exynos 5 Octa trounces Snapdragon 600 in benchmarks

Leaked benchmarks have shown that the system-on-chip developed by the Korean manufacturer is more powerful than the Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that will power the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

The international non-LTE Samsung Galaxy S4, known as the GT-I9500, runs an Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.6GHz and is not currently available in the UK.

The LTE version, which is the one on sale here, is the GT-I9595 and runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 at 1.9GHz.

A third version, which is only on sale in Korea and is known as the SHV-E300S, has an Exynos 5 Octa clocked at 1.8GHz and LTE as well. We’re not sure whether the technology used is Samsung’s own or whether that’s a Qualcomm Gobi modem.

SamMobile, who managed to get hold of the Antutu benchmarks the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, says that the device reaches 28,018 points while the Snapdragon 600 tested by GSMArena achieved 23,607 points.

It’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 600 has an even higher clock speed. Back at MWC, a source closed to Samsung told us that the Exynos 5410 had reached 24,249 on Antutu although we didn't know what clock speed that Octa chip was running at.

It is therefore highly possible that the Korean version of the Galaxy S4 will reach 30,000 points (and possibly more) and will be the fastest device on the planet.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S4, from the very beginning until the launch (and beyond), including the rumours, the rehashed reports, the disappointments and the expectations. You can also read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 here

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