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The Snapdragon 800-equipped Galaxy S4 with LTE-A to become internationally available?

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The Snapdragon 800-equipped Galaxy S4 with LTE-A to become internationally available?
Earlier today a leaked AnTuTu benchmark was uncovered by GSMArena. It has since set the web abuzz teasing the possibility that a refreshed international Galaxy S4 is in the works.

The device in the test had a model number I9506, a digit above the current (international), Snapdragon 600-equipped Galaxy S4 that goes by a model number of I9505. The benchmark itself shows the device scoring an impressive 31123 points while running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3GHz – the same processor that currently does the heavy-lifting on the South Korea-only LTE-A version of the phone. Said plainly, we could very well be looking at an upcoming LTE-A capable international version of Samsung's flagship. Interestingly enough, this version of the phone has managed to score higher than its supposed South Korean twin. As to why that is, we can't tell at this time.

Of course, a salty approach is advised, as we await an official statement by Samsung. That being said, do join us for a little speculation in the comment section.

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posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:26 1

1. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


Maybe it will release along with NOTE 3 :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:43 3

2. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


N3 will also have a new Exynos.

https://twitter.com/SamsungExynos/status/357862747381313537

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:55

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Looks exciting! Any info on the GPU?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 12:16

18. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


In a SoC (system on chip) the GPU and CPU are bound toguether in the chipset.
So if it´s Exynos, then it´s the Exynos Octa (clockecd higher than in the S4) with the PowerVR SGX544MP3 (may be also clocked higher, but I doubt it, so I guess the 533 MHz)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 13:45 1

21. rd_nest (Posts: 768; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Not yet mate. Nothing from what I heard. Just that the SKU number could be like 5420 instead of 5410.

Maybe they implemented MP model of big-LITTLE.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 14:59

22. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


OK, I posted before reading that there will probably be a new version of the Exynos Octa, so I may be wrong with the previous post.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Evolved-Samsung-Exynos-5-Octa-coming-next-week_id45461

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:28 1

14. tech2 (Posts: 2015; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If they this new Octa does core migration instead of cluster migration & gets a new, more power efficient GPU then it truly will be the best chip of the year ! Efficiency & Power wise both !

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 12:28 1

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3419; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


oh i'm so confuse........how many GS4 are there.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:46

3. mottykels (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 May 2013)


International? But, is every country has this LTE A coverage?

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:53

6. _Bone_ (Posts: 2124; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


LTE-A is just a radio standard, an LTE-A enabled S4 can still operate on regular LTE, 4G, 3G etc. depending on what frequencies Samsung enables for the given market.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:06

10. mottykels (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Of course I know that Im just concern if everyone owned this variant will experience the advance LTE which is the main feature aside from snapdragon 800. Because as of my experience having the s4 LTE variant(I9505) lte coverage is very important and sad to say this coverage isnt availble on my location, i need to go to other location to experience that so called lte which is really really fast. :/

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:54 1

7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


No, not every country have LTE-A coverage. Maybe this LTE-A variant for the international will not have LTE-A, just another upgraded Galaxy S4 with Snapdragon 800.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:47 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3007; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Boy! I don't really understand what Samsung is trying to do with so much "Ass fours"!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:57 1

9. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Because Samsung wants to attract men, especially the Galaxy Ass Four Zoom, it has a big boob.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:07 6

11. SleepingOz (unregistered)


I'm totally fine with it as long as Samsung give their customers what they want, you know all the latest hardware, S600/800, 2GB DDR3, 1080p screen that's able to display accurate colours, one of the best camera out there, true multitasking, tons of features(useful and gimmicks)etc.. Not to mention latest Android on board + quick updates.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:20 3

13. gehena1315 (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


compared to a certain 'sinking' company

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 10:48

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8170; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S4 LTE-A, Note 3 or iPhone 5S for me this year. Can't wait. :)

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 02:31

25. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


iPhone with outdated and retarded icons... just tell me why, please :)

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:17 5

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 814; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


So Samsung is pulling an HTC and screwing early adopters.. This could be considered the S4+

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 12:04 2

17. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Or, put another way, refreshing the S4 to keep it competitive with the latest crop of phones arriving late summer. Not letting LG gain the upper hand. Pretty much what HTC attempted with the Sensation XE and One X+.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:31 1

15. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Samsung clearly made a mistake by rushing and releasing the Galaxy S 4 with Qualcomm Snapdragon S600... They should have waited and release this version instead and the Exynos Octa. I think they got scared of losing sales and they are paying now for their mistake. Lesson learned Sammy, be wiser next year with S5!

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 13:26 3

20. av911 (Posts: 134; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Tell me where the mistake is? 20+ million sold is a mistake? HTC would give anything to have a "mistake" like that.

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 11:54

16. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


awesome .... but dont want that antenna came out of phone..... in my country Korean carrier samsung price is almost 60% less than international ...... due to antenna ..

posted on 18 Jul 2013, 17:14

23. KashAli (Posts: 105; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Never buying Samsung phone again my S4 is slow then.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 00:48

24. harigrg33 (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2013)


Samsung is again going to rock the floor of q4..

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