A leaked benchmark suggests that the upcoming 'Mini' version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone will pack a Qualcomm chipset.
A new benchmark suggests that the upcoming Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone will again go astray from using a Samsung chipset, with Qualcomm being the manufacturer of choice. The benchmark scorecard lists Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset with the Adreno 305 GPU. A little digging around yielded us with the model number of the chipset in question being 'MSM8930', the same chipset being used by the HTC One VX, HTC One SV, Samsung Galaxy Express as well as the newly launched LG Optimus F5.
Although the benchmark lists the Snapdraon MSM8960 chipset, we strongly believe it's the MSM8930 model as the former comes with an aged Adreno 225 GPU (while the report suggests the GPU part being the Adreno 305 model). Apart from that, we have a 4.3 inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED panel and the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (with TouchWIZ) out of the box.
Another leaked image suggests a 6 MP camera resolution for the Galaxy S4 Mini. We are still strongly inclined on an 8 MP sensor regardless. The camera mode could easily have been altered and device ID been tampered with just as easily. Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone soon. Official pricing and date or released unknown.