A mysterious new Windows Phone handset
produced by Samsung was spotted on the GFX benchmark site. The device sports a model number of SGH-I187 and is listed on the benchmark site as having a resolution of 720 x 1280. Remember, the GDR3 update will allow Windows Phone handsets to carry 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Right now, this is the only HD screen resolution supported by the platform
The phone comes with the Adreno 305 GPU which gives us some possibilities here. The phone could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 or by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play or S4 Plus. Again, this is device has not been updated with GDR3 which explains the dual-core silicon powering the phone. Once the update is completed, Windows Phone models will support quad-core
The GFX benchmark score places this unknown model ahead of the HTC Windows Phone 8X
and the Samsung ATIV S
, but below the Nokia Lumia 920
. The SGH prefix for the model number means that this device is probably bound for AT&T or T-Mobile (or both) in the U.S. Obviously, this is to be continued.
Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!