Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung's latest Galaxy S4 phone is seen during its launch at the Radio City Music Hall in New York March 14, 2013Reuters

Samsung's newly launched Galaxy S4 smartphone has been crowned the world's fastest smartphone till date.

Primate Labs, makers of GeekBench which performed a test on Galaxy S4's performance, has named the successor of Galaxy S3 as the fastest smartphone, giving it a high score of 3163 in the GeekBench test.

The next smartphone which gave closest competition to Galaxy S4 was HTC One with a score of 2687, followed by Nexus 4 with 1596.

Galaxy S4 made its debut at New York's Radio City Music Hall last week. Announcing the launch of Samsung's latest offering, JK Shin, president and head of IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung, said "With the Galaxy S4, Samsung is again going to enhance the way we live."

On the specifications front, the phone sports a 4.99-inch 1920x1080 pixel Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi. It comes in two variants - one with an octa-core processor clocked to 1.6GHz and the other with a 1.9GHz quad-core chip.

The device runs on Android v4.2.2 OS Jelly Bean and supports Wi-Fi, NFC, Dual-video camera function, IR LED,GPS /GLONASS and Bluetooth v4.0.

Among its new features are Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Samsung WatchON and S Voice Drive. Galaxy S4 houses a 13.0-megapixel primary camera and a 2.0-megapixel pixel front-facing camera. It comes in three storage options - 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.