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Firmware reveals info on the Samsung GT-I9505 and mystery Samsung GT-Q1000

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Firmware reveals info on the Samsung GT-I9505 and mystery Samsung GT-Q1000
The first firmware version for the Samsung Galaxy S III mini with NFC support, the GT-I8190N, reveals some interesting information. The firmware confirms something that we had already expected, mainly that the Samsung GT-I9505 is an Android phone which the smart money believes is the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. And even though earlier reports had the GT-I9500 being a Tizen flavored handset for Samsung, it seem as though the GT-I9500 will be the Samsung Galaxy S IV, sans the LTE connectivity.

The firmware from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini revealed some information

The firmware from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini revealed some information

With the Samsung Galaxy S III being the GT-I9300, why wouldn't the new Galaxy S IV be the GT-I9400? As we pointed out last week, the number "4" is considered to be bad luck in Korea which is why it would seem that the Korean based Samsung will skip that number and go straight to the GT-I9500 series. In addition to the information about the GT-I9505, the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S III mini includes a mysterious model number, the GT-Q1000. It could be a new line of smartphones for Samsung.

So to recap, the firmware for the GT-I8190N points to the GT-I9500 and GT-I9505 being the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the LTE enabled model of the Samsung Galaxy S IV. It also reveals an unknown GT-Q1000 model. January 8th is when  CES 2013 opens in Las Vegas and you know we will find out a lot more then.

source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

The firmware from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini shows the GT-I9505 (R) and the GT-Q1000
The firmware from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini shows the GT-I9505 (R) and the GT-Q1000

The firmware from the Samsung Galaxy S III mini shows the GT-I9505 (R) and the GT-Q1000


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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:36 4

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5664; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Must be their new tablet or new OLED TV hopefully we get to see SOMETHING BIG from SAMSUNG CES. i KNOW IT's too early to reviel the GS IV

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:42

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5289; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Meh. Expect more and more leaks about the GS IV. Leaks are part-and-parcel of product marketing these days.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:28 1

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


the Q1000 could very well be a new series of phones with a certain unique feature like how the N7000 was the Note with an S-Pen

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:38 2

2. reyenrique (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


bring it on Sammy my boy come to daddy ^-^

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:41 1

3. Dr.Phil (Posts: 821; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


You would think if the number "4" was bad luck in Korea then it would also mean the name of the phone would not be the Galaxy SIV. Actually, I have read some other sites that are saying Samsung may change up the name to really avoid having a "4" in it.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:42 5

4. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Whatever the digits it may adore, one thing is sure Samsung Galaxy S IV will be a jaw dropping monster.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:32 1

6. VJo003 (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Let's keep the expectations in check
Ceramic body, out of the world display & what not was the hype build around s3
That left lot of people disappointment
Let's get real

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:55

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


GT-I940?I think you meant I9400.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:47 2

8. thunderising (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)


Can't be the Note III. Too soon. Or maybe it is.

Or maybe it's the Samsung Galaxy Bend, foldable display and all.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:23 2

9. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Samsung Galaxy S3.5s
LOL JK
I Hate Apple at least until they stop robbing people

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:37 1

11. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


If the number 4 is considered bad luck why did LG call their phone Optimus 4X?
This raises anbother question... what happens if someone has a 4th child in Korea?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 04:37

12. maxspecs (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


@phonearena i need your experience and recommendation, I am a man who cares only about processor, cpu, gpu and i want the cheapest phone possible to provide that. so would please make an article about cheap but yet powerful phones with a list in ascending order for increasing price and processor power. sorry for troubling and have a happy new year!!! :)

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 22:50

13. qazwsx (Posts: 21; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)


You are sadly uneducated. Nobody is going to develope a phone with killer internals and a sh**ty external just to keep it cheap. Also PA isn't going to write an extensive list because of one comment.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:41

14. maxspecs (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


you got me wrong. I don't want killer specs,i already own the s duos and i like it but in phonearena's review about the phone they wrote that you can get better phones with the same price. So for me 1ghz dual core is powerful but i want to know how processing power varies with price and the list will help me find out if i can choose a phone for my brother with the same price but more powerful processor that's it. And if phonearena can't or it they don't want to i would consider a reply from them saying we can't and the case is settled, and i will have no hard feelings

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