Initial GPU benchmarks of Samsung Galaxy S III thrash the competition

With only a few short days remaining for the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S II to be unveiled in London, rumours of the handset are flying off the wall. The last we heard about this handset was that it was available for preorder on the German page of Amazon and it would be sold at a price of EUR599. The leaks of this handset do not stop there and this time around, phoneArena have come across the graphics benchmarks of the next Galaxy which goes by the codename GT-19300.

Outshines the competition

Outshines the competition


The benchmark had briefly surfaced on the results page of GLBenchmark and as per the GPU scores it appears that it will wipe out the competition. The website took the benchmark scores and pit it against the likes of the HTC One S, HTC One X, iPhone 4S and the new iPad. From the scores in the GLBenchmark 2.1 Egypt Offscreen 720p test, the upcoming flagship from Samsung beat the other smartphones and lost out to the new iPad only by a small margin.

The report states, “The results from what is likely still a prototype Galaxy S III unit, beat the current Android king Snapdragon S4, beat Tegra 3 by a large margin, take over the iPhone 4S by a tad in most GPU test components, and even hold their own against the mighty quad-core PowerVR graphics in the new iPad. Since we already heard rumors about "superlative" benchmarks from the new Exynos, we are inclined to believe the same will be true for the CPU as well.” While this may be a prototype that was tested, the actual product could still be a really powerful handset that could hold its own for the foreseeable future.

Here is a quick look at what is rumoured to feature in the next Galaxy smartphone:


  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.6-inch display Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1184 x 720
  • 1,4GHz quad-core processor
  • Mali-400MP GPU
  • 16GB Internal memory
  • Expandable via MicroSD card
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera
  • NFC
  • 2250mAh battery

Let us know your reactions about the graphics capabilities that are featured in the smartphone based on these scores that quite literally wash out the competing smartphones.

Published Date: Apr 24, 2012 09:28 am | Updated Date: Apr 24, 2012 09:28 am