It will be officially unveiled on March 14, and currently the rumor mill is buzzing about the Samsung Galaxy S4. Benchmarks have now surfaced that show the according to t3n.de also reveal some specifications: an Exynos 5410 eight-core SoC will probably be used, which is clocked with 1.8 gigahertz. In addition, there will be 2 GB of RAM - the output will be a display with 4.99 inches and Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). Samsung will probably rely on Android 4.2, as in the predecessors with their own interface. t3n.de assumes that there will be hardware buttons like in the Galaxy S3 - at least the corresponding Android buttons are not visible on the screenshots.
Thus, the presentation of the new Android smartphones this year goes into the next round - and so does the development itself. While Apple still relies on a dual-core chip for the iPhone 5, the Android world has now reached octa-cores. The clock speeds also increase with every model, but it remains to be seen whether the battery performance can keep up. Unfortunately, this is a problem that the manufacturers should address in all current smartphones.
Similar devices with Full HD display are the Sony Xperia Z (from 639 Euro at Amazon) or the HTC One (from 599 Euro at Amazon). However, both devices still use older quad-core SoCs - but they are fast enough for all everyday tasks.