Samsung's next generation Galaxy S series smartphone has appeared in benchmarks revealing the features of the upcoming handset.

Samsung Galaxy S4
A concept design photo of Samsung Galaxy S4

According to AnTuTu Benchmarks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have two variants: Korean version with model number SHV-E3005 and the international version with model number GT-I9500.

The Korean version of Galaxy S4 scored a total of 19072 whereas the international version scored slightly higher points, at 21469.

The latest revelation claims the Galaxy S4 will use Exynos 5 Octa mobile processor running at clock speeds up to 1.8GHz, notes Sammobile.

The South Korean mobile manufacturer announced the Exynos 5 Octa, successor to Exynos 5 Dual, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) scheduled in Las Vegas. The aforementioned processor, according to Samsung, is the world's first mobile processor to implement the ARM big.LITTLE processing technology based on the Cortex-A15 CPU.

The Exynos 5 Octa houses a total of eight cores and is designed for high-end smartphones and tablets. Four out of these eight cores are Cortex-A15 cores expected to handle processing-intensive tasks along with the additional four Cortex-A7 cores for lighter workloads. The Exynos 5 Octa processor reportedly delivers maximum performance with up to 70 per cent higher energy efficiency when compared to the previous Exynos quad-core processors.

Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to come in two variants.

The Galaxy S4 is expected to run on the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.1 once it comes out of the box.

The other rumoured features suggest that the handset will have Mali-T658 graphics unit and 2GB of RAM. The device is expected to feature a 4.99in SuperAMOLED full HD display. It will also have a high resolution rear-camera at 13 megapixel, capable of recording 1080p HD video at 30 frames per second (fps). There will be a front-camera of two megapixel which will be capable of capturing 720p HD videos.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has reportedly been slated for a launch sometime in the first half of this year.