GT-I9506 confirmed with Snapdragon 800 processor, SamMobile’s advice: wait or skip the Galaxy S4
As might know Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 earlier this year. The Galaxy S4 was announced in a couple of versions GT-I9500 (Exynos variant) and the GT-I9505 (Snapdragon 600). Today leaked out through AllAboutSamsung, the first benchmarks of the Galaxy S4 LTE + the GT-I9506. This model uses a faster processor. According to the benchmarks, this model packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with LTE. Samsung brought the same model out in Korea under a different codename. Plenty of Korean people were mad at Samsung about this. Now since the benchmark were leaked today we can confirm this device for Europe! Bad news for all Galaxy S4 owners… We now own old Galaxy S4 devices! 100% not customer friendly by Samsung! Our advice is to skip the Galaxy S4 or wait until the upgraded version is out! Oh and yes there is also an upgraded Exynos version coming up… But this sound more like old news to us as we know the big problem by Samsung’s current Exynos Octa-Core processor. Samsung Exynos will announce a new Octa-Core version next week.
Latest current firmware is: I9506XXUAMG6/I9506OXAAMG6/I9506XXUAMG6
Tested in the next countries: United Kindom, Germnay, France, Italy and Spain.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy S4 in March. The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 4.99″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
The Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s new TouchWiz UX 2.0 out of the box. The device also includes Samsung’s Smart Features: Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll and Smart Pause, Air Gestures, S Voice, S Health and S Translator.
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