Jul 17th, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A press

We’ve known for quite sometime now that Samsung has been planning a super charged Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A variant (SHV-E330S) inside its homeland of Korea. Today we’re learning that the higher-powered SoC could also be making its way to S4’s in other markets.

Samsung GT-I906 benchmark

Revealed in a benchmark, the boys at Unwired View discovered the all new Samsung GT-I9506 carrying Qualcomm’s new 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor scoring a whopping 31123 in AnTuTu (current Snapdragon 600 version scores around a 23500). As a quick refresher, the international Galaxy S4 with the Snapdragon 600 carries the model number GT-I9505, while the international Exynos 5 Octa version is the GT-I9500. Going by Samsung’s current naming scheme, it appears as if this model could launch outside of Korea, but specific markets remains to be seen.

Just as they did last year, Samsung will hold a pre-IFA 2013 event where we expect them to finally unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and maybe even a little info on this mysterious device. How PO’d would you be to find your recently purchased Galaxy S4 trumped by a better version only a few months after its release? Maybe Samsung can call it the Samsung Galaxy S4S (troll face).