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

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.

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

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14. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 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

12. maxspecs

Posts: 37; Member since: Aug 29, 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!!! :)

13. qazwsx

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

11. J1919

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 28, 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?

9. BadAssAbe

Posts: 509; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

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

8. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 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.

5. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

GT-I940?I think you meant I9400.

4. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 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

3. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2577; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

2. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

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

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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

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