Galaxy S4 I9507: Mysterious GS4 version surfaces at numerous locations

Galaxy S4 I9507: Mysterious GS4 version surfaces at numerous locations
It's beginning to look like Samsung is working on yet another Galaxy S4 version. After the I9500 (Exynos 5 Octa), the I9505 (Snapdragon 600), and the I9506 (Snapdragon 800), we're now hearing of a different version - the I9507. Unfortunately, information about this new Galaxy S4 model is pretty scarce right now, but here's what we know so far...

The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9507, which is yet to be officially announced by the company, has first appeared in the EXIF data of an image that was found somewhere on Picasa. The data showed that the image was taken in 10 megapixels, but that doesn't necessarily mean the GS4 I9507 will have a 10MP camera. The image could have simply been taken in a 16:9 format, in lower resolution, or something else.

While this piece of data shouldn't really be considered a very trustful source, that same model number has later popped up in the GFXBench database, where the accompanying data detailed the handset as one that is featuring a Snapdragon 600 chip (with Adreno 320 GPU), 1080x1920-pixel screen and LTE connectivity. When it comes to the benchmark results themselves, they seem to be quite similar to those achieved by the 'regular' versions of the GS4 - the I9500 and I9505.

Finally, User Agent Profile data (hosted on Samsung Mobile's own website) for the GS4 I9507 has also surfaced, confirming the 1080x1920 resolution screen, but not much else. The UA profile contains entries about ARM11 CPU, but since that's a very old technology, we don't think it'll have anything to do with the final product.

Some sources are speculating that the I9507 might be a dual-SIM or regional-specific version of the Snapdragon 800-powered I9506, but it doesn't seem that we have enough evidence to think so. We can hope that the higher model number could be an indication of an upcoming GS4 version that's featuring an even more powerful processor than the Snapdragon 800, but that should also be considered pure speculation for now.

What do our readers think the Galaxy S4 I9507 could be?


sources: SamsungMobile, GFXBench via SamMobile, SimOnlyRadar (translated)

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26 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe Samsung is doing the Nexus 5 and this is it...

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If i9506 is the SD800, there is a possibility that i9507 could be the new Exynos 5420 :)

15. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

That can't be, as it uses Adreno 320, so it can be only one real options: SnapDragon 600 I bet on a Dual SIM model.

22. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

ITs a dual sim modle for asia or specifically hong kong with minor upgrades

17. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ugh, please don't start another unsubstantiated Nexus 5 rumour.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

May be a tizen powered smartphone. A dual boot tizen and android. but seriously there is too many variants of galaxy s4.

3. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Hmm, a new Tizen device? Pleaseee

4. yoavst

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 29, 2013

I've checked also i9505 and i9506. they both arm11 so it error maybe :P

5. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

What another galaxy ?!!!! Omg how could they... Bankruptcy !!!

7. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

what??

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Galaxy... how adequate a moniker it has turned out to be. Just as a galaxy has billions of stars, a Galaxy will have billions of variations it seems.

8. djsan

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

It's nothing to get too excited about - the GT-i9507 is simply a regional version of the GT-i9505 with LTE-A (dual-mode LTE) and maybe larger 64GB internal ROM for Australia's Optus network and nothing more! Unfortunately its not based on the GT-i9506, which has the faster Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32 or 64GB internal ROM and it seems with the FM radio making a comeback! Now that's the one to get excited about.

20. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. Just a regional specific phone.

9. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It seems that Samsung want to change the wisdom Apple a day keeps doctor a way to Galaxy everyday keeps all doctors a way Lol.

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The i9507 might turn out to be true. Remember the galaxy s2 had an galaxy r?

11. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

or the galaxy s5 haha!

12. djsan

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

As I mentioned above, it is for the Optus Australia network and in their words: "The Samsung dual mode GALAXY S4 is scheduled to be available on the Optus network from September, with Samsung GALAXY S4 mini commercial availability to be announced shortly." If you want to check out the spec's then head over to pdadb.net website.

13. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Added this to 'must buy' list :)

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

May be another new S4 version with E 5420.

18. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

If that's true will have to sell the Exynos S4 and get the latest more powerful version ™

19. mclifford81

Posts: 90; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

Maybe they are making another version of the active for other carriers?

21. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What's the model number of the Google Edition of the GS4? What if this is that? Also, what if this is a T-Mobile variant of the GS4 Active? Or what if Samsung is basing the Note 3 on the GS4 and this is a test/prototype unit? Wow, that's a lot of 'what if's'! I guess we'll have to wait and find out.

23. aniallation

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

It's probably a dual SIM version. If it's a Samsung variant, and it originated in Asia, it's probably dual SIM (or, more unlikely, a special model for a carrier that uses different frequencies) variant. I hope they don't make as many variants of the S4 as they did with the S2. lol

24. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

It is probably with an exynos 5420 cpu. S4 with S800 is I9506, this one is I9507, it means higher variant of S4.

25. aniallation

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

Maybe. However Exynos 5420 is slower then S800. Apparent AnTuTu benchmarks of Note 3 with 5420 are around 32k. Which are still beat by the Xperia Z Ultra with it's S800 which gets a score of around 34k, where stock S800 devices can get over 36k at times. S4-Octa by comparision gets 28k. Also I have a Samsung Galaxy SII HD LTE and it's model number I757M. which weirdly enough is a higher then the S3, which is I747M in America. Just the way things work at Samsung.

26. novaxxx

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

its an Australian Hong Kong version for our 4g service snapdragon not dual sim

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