It's time for Exynos 5 - or at least that's what the benchmark results we're seeing today are saying - ready and willing to roll out on the Samsung Galaxy S IV this Spring. While it may be too much to hope for to see the Samsung Galaxy S IV at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month, we certainly can expect this device (Exynos 5 or no) to be appearing before the end of the Summer. Benchmark results here show the device to be working at 1.8Ghz clock speed per core with Android 4.2.1 right out the box.
Two different variants have appeared today of this Samsung machine, one of them being an international edition with code name GT-I9500, the other a Korean edition with code SHV-E300S. At the moment it appears that the Union Jack-carrying beast is beating out the Korean flag barer by a few thousand points in the bench, but that could be due to any number of odd software build reasons.
It's important to note that these benchmarks can be faked - and often are - but that this sort of "leak" does follow a pattern for releases of devices as it has been over the past year or two. More closely associated with a Google Nexus Leak Pattern as it were, the Samsung Galaxy S IV's appearance in AnTuTu should be expected weeks (or even months) before a release of said device. The processor in this device is also likely going to be the Exynos 5 Octa due to its hero status and announcement during CES 2013.
Note also that Samsung itself has tipped the release of the Samsung Galaxy S IV for late April or early May - and we're inclined to believe them here.
The Samsung Galaxy S IV has been tipped as working with a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, a 13 megapixel camera on the back, and a 2 megapixel camera on the front. This machine will likely be coming forth with 2GB of RAM under the hood and the ability to shoot 1080p video on the back and 720p video on the front, with at least Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean running out of the box with Samsung's own Sense user interface over the top. Have a peek at the Samsung Galaxy S IV timeline below for more leaks, tips, and rumors galore: