Snapdragon 800 Powered Galaxy S4 I9506 Enters GFXBench Database

Ahead Of International Launch

Remember the Galaxy S4 LTE-A model? The particular variant was introduced in South Korea on the eve of the launch of the world's first LTE Advanced network ever, which offers up to 150 Mbps of download speeds, and is supported by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chipset. Anyhow, it's been more than a month since the fateful day, and it looks like the long wait is finally coming to an end. Samsung's Galaxy S4 I9506 is all set to be launched internationally as the incremental advancement of the original, bearing the all powerful Snapdragon S800 SoC at its heart.

The Adreno 330 GPU managed to top the T-Rex benchmark with 26FPS, and scored 50FPS in the Egypt benchmark. Scores across the board are impressive but not earth-shattering. But then again, we had already expected that seeing that multiple S800 based devices have already been launched in the market ever since, including the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G2, and even Samsung's own Galaxy Note III.

Despite packing a more powerful chipset, the updated Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 out of the box instead of the expected Android 4.3 build. Samsung will surely update the device in no time, so no real worries there.